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IPR practice favors a highly prepared petitioner who has carefully crafted the best petition and considered certain strategies regarding petition requirements, claim construction, asserted grounds, and experts.
This article analyzes the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International decision and its impact on software related inventions.
“Functionality” is a general prohibition grossly applied across the field of design intellectual property. This article seeks to sort through the current jurisprudential confusion with respect to the application functionality doctrine, exploring the evolution of the case law and underlying policy considerations, and ultimately proposes a workable solution.
A selection from the inaugural Landslide fiction writing challenge looks at the future of IP and the dangers that could lie ahead in this short story.
Legal writers often use too many noun forms in their writing. They convert hard-hitting verbs into much softer nouns, adjectives, and other substitutes. This article explores these stylistic pitfalls and teaches legal writers how to prefer verb-based prose.
Many software patents protect methods that are performed by multiple parties making them difficult to enforce. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies provides guidance to practitioners in drafting claims to avoid divided infringement issues.