Federal Circuit Again Finds Computer-Implemented Invention Patent Eligible

Cross-posted from the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property blog. In Tuesday’s McRO v. Bandai decision, the Federal Circuit has once again reversed a district court’s determination that a computer-implemented invention (aka “software patent”) was not patent eligible under Section 101 of the Patent Act. This continues the Federal Circuit’s recent trend of clarifying […]

En Banc Federal Circuit to Consider Impact of Petrella in Patent Cases

Back in September, I wrote about the Federal Circuit’s opinion in SCA Hygiene v. First Quality.1 There, the circuit panel rejected the appellant’s argument that the Supreme Court’s opinion in Petrella2 —a copyright case—implicitly overruled the en banc Federal Circuit’s opinion in Aukerman3 —a patent case—insofar as the availability of the laches defense to claims […]