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Supreme Court Removes Patent Litigation from the Heartland of Texas

Posted in Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation, Retail

For years, patent assertion entities have filed patent lawsuits against retailers in federal court in Texas.  The Supreme Court’s recent decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC may give retailers the ability to insist they defend such lawsuits on their home turf. Deep In the Heart of Texas For years, patent assertion… Continue Reading

Who Is Alice and Why Is She Invalidating Patents?

Posted in Intellectual Property, Retail, Technology

On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, clarifying what it means to be patentable subject matter. With one stroke of the pen, the Supreme Court effectively invalidated thousands of patents that claim a known business method implemented by a computer. The effect of… Continue Reading