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Federal Circuit: Another Internet-Based Patent Passes Muster under Alice

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 in Blog

The Federal Circuit, in BASCOM Global Internet Servs., Inc. v. AT&T Mobility, LLC, 2016 U.S. App. Lexis 11687 (June 27, 2016), reversed a grant of a motion to dismiss in which a district court held that the patentee of U.S. Patent No. 5,987,606 (‘606 patent) failed to state a claim of infringement because the claims of that patent were invalid as a matter of law under 35 U.S.C. §101. The Federal Circuit concluded that the “ordered combination of [claim] limitations [were] sufficient to satisfy the second step of the Supreme Court’s Alice [patent-eligibility] test.”

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Will Brexit Cause Your IP to Exit Europe?

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 in Blog

On June 23, 2016, the UK voted to withdraw from the European Union (EU). How this vote will ultimately play out on the European and worldwide economies is the subject of mass speculation. It is certain, however, the withdrawal will ultimately affect important UK intellectual property rights.

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USPTO Options for Applicants to Obtain a Patent More Quickly

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 in Articles

There are many reasons why an applicant might want their patent to be granted faster. Fortunately, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) offers a variety of options for patent applicants to obtain patents more quickly.

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U.S. Supreme Court: New Lesser Standard for Enhanced Patent Damages

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 in Blog

In a unanimous decision issued on June 13, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Federal Circuit’s nine-year-old strict test for awarding enhanced damages for patent infringement, thereby making it easier for patent holders to win increased damages in court for egregious acts of infringement.

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CR Attorneys Presenting at New Jersey Law Journal CLE Seminar

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 in Events

CR Attorney Joe Murphy will be presenting a seminar on “Patent Subject Matter Eligibility: Updated Guidance for Protecting Your Inventions” at the New Jersey Law Journal’s In-House CLE program on Tuesday, June 14th.

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The New Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 in Blog

President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (S. 1890) (“DTSA”) into law on May 11, 2016, creating a new federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. The DTSA establishes federal jurisdiction for claims brought under the DSTA, which now provides trade secret plaintiffs with the option to sue in federal court.

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New Legal Interpretation Puts Many Patents at Risk

Posted on May 27, 2016 in Articles

Timing is everything—so the ­saying goes. In the world of patent procurement, bad timing can have horrendous consequences. A district court recently held that a patent application was filed one day later than the statute allowed, and the resulting patent was thus invalid. The ­decision contravenes 150 years of accepted patent practice. If the decision is allowed to stand, more than 12,000 patents may become worthless.

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CR Attorneys Named 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Posted on May 25, 2016 in News

We already know our attorneys are great, but it’s always nice to hear it from others! Super Lawyers 2016 named twelve Caesar Rivise attorneys to their competitive ranking of Pennsylvania pros. The annual list of top attorneys is carefully selected through peer nominations and evaluations, combined with third-party independent research.

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CR Sponsors the 37th Annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Charity Run

Posted on May 24, 2016 in News

Caesar Rivise was a proud sponsor of the 37th Annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Charity Run, which took place on May 15th, 2016. Over 1300 participants ran and walked the scenic 5K course through Fairmount Park. Proceeds from the annual race benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates.

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CR Partner Elected Secretary of Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association

Posted on May 6, 2016 in News

Congratulations to Caesar Rivise Partner R Touhey Myer, who was elected Secretary of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA).

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