Federal Circuit Affirms Alice Rejection in White Knuckle v. EA
The Federal Circuit affirmed a district court's granting of a motion to dismiss based on an Alice invalidation of the patent in the White Knuckle Gaming v. Electronic Arts patent litigation.
China Cuts Trademark Fees
The Chinese Trademark Office has cut its official fees. Appyling for a mark now costs US$44 per class, about half the previous fee.
Supreme Court Bars Latches Defense in Patent Cases
The US Supreme Court ruled that latches cannot be used as a defense in patent infringement litigation in SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products. The court concluded that because Congress had created a statute of limitations, there was no need for the common law latches defense.
Federal Circuit Affirms Alice Invalidation in Clarilogic v. FreeForm
The Federal Circuit affirmed a district court finding that the software patent in the Clarilogic v. FreeForm Holdings patent litigation was an abstract idea under Alice.
Federal Circuit Affirms Invalidation of Cloud Based Medical Billing Patent
The Federal Circuit affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidation of a cloud-based medical billing patent under Alice. The patent includes some interesting limitations directed to rules and claim status, but wasn't enough to be considered patentable subject matter.