Monthly Archives: November 2014

The U.S. Patent Office is Forgiving about Small Entity Status

Small entity status gives individuals and companies substantial discounts on many¬†government fees associated with patent filings. In the mid-1990s, there were district court decisions in which a patentee faced negative legal consequences for erroneously or improperly claiming small entity status. See (1) Haden Schweitzer Corp. v. Arthur B. Myr Industries, Inc., 901 F. Supp. 1235, […]

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What Makes Claims Patent Eligible? “Significantly More” Explained

On August 15, 2014, the Federal Circuit decided the appeal in I/P Engine, Inc. v. AOL Inc., et al., case No. 11-CV-0512 from the Eastern District of Virginia and gives guidance on claim drafting in the computer arts. At trial, I/P Engine brought an action against AOL Inc., Google Inc., IAC Search & Media, Inc., […]

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