Volume 47, Issue 2
NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE
Alice: Making Step Two Work
April 2016 -
By
James Lampert
, retired from
WilmerHale
“[F]irst determine whether the claims at issue are directed a patent-ineligible concept.” Second, “examine the elements of the claim to determine whether it contains an ‘inventive concept’ sufficient to ‘transform’ the claimed abstract idea into a patent-eligible application.”
Ten years ago,
three Supreme Court Justices resurrected the principle
that “
laws of nature, natural phenomena and abstract ideas” are “excluded from … patent protection
.
” It has been four years since
Mayo
established a two-step framework, most clearly stated in
Alice
two years later, for applying that principle:
Table of Contents
President's Message by Erik Belt
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Message from the Editor-in-Chief
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Alice: Making Step Two Work
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Grant Submissions and Novelty: A Catch-22 for Startups
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When are Method/Device Hybrid Claims Indefinite?
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Update on the Patent Pro Bono Program of New England and Call For Volunteer Attorneys!
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Saved by the Date? Is Your Pre-AIA Patent Still At Risk for AIA Post Grant Review?
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Index
6th annual Invented Here! Announcement
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BPLA Sponsors the New England Innovation Award Program of Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE)
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Report on the Giles Rich Moot Court Competition
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BPLA Writing Competition Accepting Entries
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Annual Judges' Dinner
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IP Roundtable with Chief Judge Saris
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Significant changes to the rules related to european trademarks ¡v three things you should know
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What/where/when/why/how do I include this sequence in a sequence listing?
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Members on the move
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Member Companies and Firms are Encouraged to Utilize BPLA’s Career Center
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