Attaching a Security Profile to a Downloadable [File or Executable] is Patent Eligible

One common decision with little predictability in the outcome in the patent world, at least under U.S. patent law, is the decision regarding which claims are patent eligible. Under U.S. law, the relevant statute is found at 35 U.S.C. § 101 where judicially the courts have repeatedly declared that “laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas” […]

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Claims to Graphical User Interface Found Patent Eligible

On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) issued a non-precedential opinion that explained why certain claims to a graphical user interface (GUI) were patent eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. See Trading Tech. Int’l, Inc. v. CQG, Inc. (case no. 2016-1616). Trading Technologies International charged CQG with infringement […]

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