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* [[in re Bilski (2008, USA)]]
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* '''[[Bilski ruling by US Supreme Court on 28 June 2010]]*'''
* [[KSR v. Teleflex (2007, USA)]]
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* [[In re Bilski ruling by US CAFC on 30 October 2008]]
* [[Microsoft v. AT&T (2006, USA)]]
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* [[KSR v. Teleflex ruling by US Supreme Court on 30 April 2007]]
* [[eBay v. MercExchange (2006, USA)]]
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* [[Microsoft v. ATT ruling by US Supreme Court on 30 April 2007]]
* [[AT&T Corp. v. Excel Communications Inc. (1999, USA)]]
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* [[eBay v. MercExchange ruling by US Supreme Court on 15 May 2006]]
* [[State Street v. Signature Financial Group (1999, USA)]]
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* [[ATT v. Excel ruling by US CAFC on 14 April 1999]]
* [[In re Lowry (1994, USA)]]
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* [[State Street ruling by US CAFC on 23 July 1998]]
* [[In re Alappat (1994, USA)]]
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* [[In re Lowry ruling by US CAFC on 26 August 1994]]
* '''[[Diamond v. Diehr, 1981]]*'''
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* [[In re Alappat ruling by US Supreme Court on 29 July 1994]]
* '''[[Parker v. Flook (1978, USA)]]*'''
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* '''[[Diamond v. Diehr ruling by US Supreme Court on 3 March 1981]]*'''
* '''[[Gottschalk v. Benson (1972, USA)]]*'''
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* '''[[Parker v. Flook ruling by US Supreme Court on 22 June 1978]]*'''
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* '''[[Gottschalk v. Benson ruling by US Supreme Court on 20 November 1972]]*'''
  
 
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==Possibly interesting==

Revision as of 16:06, 23 May 2012

Case law in the USA is the collection of rulings handed down by the courts that deal with patents in the USA. Case law provides the official interpretations of the legislation.

The highest court, the US Supreme Court, has not directly examined the question of the patentability of software ideas, but it has taken decisions on closely related patentable subject matter in a triplet of cases in the 70s and early 80s (Benson, Flook, Diehr), and in the 2010 Bilski v. Kappos case.

A lower court, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has upheld many software patents.

It will take time for case law to be developed around the Bilski decision of 2010. See: patentability in the USA after Bilski.

Contents

The main cases

Most recent first; cases at the Supreme Court in bold*:

Possibly interesting

  • Quanta v. LGE (2008, USA) (see: patent exhaustion)
  • O'Reilly v. Morse, (1853) (Wikipedia page)
  • Graham v. John Deere, (1966) 383 U.S. 1, 6 (1966) (Wikipedia page)
  • Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings v. Metabolite Laboratories, Inc., 548 U.S. 124 (2007)
  • NTP v. Research in Motion, Ltd., 397 F. Supp. 2d 785 (E.D. Va. 2005)
  • Diamond v. Chakrabarty, 1980
  • In re Iwahashi, 1990
  • Ex parte Yang-Huffman, Appeal 2007­2130, slip op. at 3 (Bd. Pat. App. & Interf. Oct. 4, 2007)
  • Northern Telecom v. Datapoint, 908 F.2d 931, 940-941 (1990)
  • Prater & Wei[1]
  • "Johnson"[2]

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References

  1. http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2010/09/in-defense-of-software-patents-part-2.html
  2. http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2010/09/in-defense-of-software-patents-part-2.html


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