A focused, practical reference designed to help practitioners draft, prosecute, and manage a strong portfolio of electronic and technology patents.
This step-by-step strategy guide helps practitioners deal with today’s lightning-paced technological developments, changes in USPTO policy, and pivotal court rulings. In addition the Third Edition of Electronic and Software Patents includes guidance for writing specifications in view of Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Eli Lilly & Co.; analysis of the Federal Circuit’s application of the Supreme Court’s decision in Bilski to Research Corporation Technologies, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation; insights for drafting claims in view of CyberSource Corp. v. Retail Decisions, Inc.; tips for writing preambles that do not limit when the claim is interpreted; and pointers for creating the best possible patent application.
The 2014 Cumulative Supplement offers USPTO-issued guidance for “Claims Reciting or Involving Laws of Nature/Natural Principles, Natural Phenomena, and/or Natural Products” and discussion of the Federal Circuit decision on patent eligibility of claims directed to software for organizing insurance-related tasks in Accenture Global Services v. Guidewire Software Inc. as well as discussion of the following Supreme Court cases:
- Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l
- Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Techs., Inc.
- Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc.