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New Hope for Software Patents: Federal Circuit’s Uniloc Decision Provides Support for Uptrend in Software-Related Patents

Written by Brandon Zuniga, Esq. The Federal Circuit’s recent Uniloc decision provides welcome support for an uptrend in the allowance rate of software-related patents. In Uniloc USA, Inc. v. LG Elecs. USA, Inc., 957 F.3d 1303 (Fed. Cir. 2020), the Federal Circuit seems to be guiding the law back toward …

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Practical Intellectual Property Practices for Corporate Clients

Imagine the embarrassment of having an email discovered during litigation where one of your employees exclaims that your new product probably infringes a competitor’s patent he has only just perused. Of course, it is sound business practice for companies to routinely review their competitors’ published patent applications and issued patents.    …

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