Lawmakers Release Framework on Section 101 Patent Reform

On April 17, 2019, a bipartisan, bicameral framework for statutory reform of 35 U.S.C. § 101 was released by several members of the U.S. Congress. Among other things, the framework outlines a closed...


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The CAFC Finds the Term “Substantially Filled” is Not Indefinite in Tinnus v. Telebrands

On May 30, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) entered a decision in Tinnus Enterprises v. Telebrands Corporation to reverse and remand a decision by the Patent...


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Guidance for Functional Language in Apparatus Claims to Avoid Indefiniteness

On October 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a precedential opinion in Mastermine Software, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp.  The CAFC reversed the indefiniteness...


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Claims to Graphic User Interface Upheld by Court as Relating to Eligible § 101 Subject Matter

On January 18, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a non-precedential opinion in Trading Technologies International, Inc. v. CQG, Inc. The CAFC affirmed the...