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{{navbox}}'''Case law in the USA''' is the collection of rulings handed down by the [[USA patents courts and appeals|courts that deal with patents]] in the [[USA]].
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The [[US Supreme Court]] made rulings in the 80s and 90s that were interpreted as allowing [[software patents]], however, none of these rulings dealt with the question explicitlyA 2007 ruling in [[KSR v. Teleflex (2007, USA)|KSR v Teleflex]] indicated that the scope of patenting was to be narrowed.
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'''Case law in the USA''' is the collection of rulings handed down by the [[USA patents courts and appeals|courts that deal with patents]] in the [[USA]].  Case law provides the official interpretations of the [[Legislation in the USA|legislation]].
  
A 2008 ruling of the [[Federal Circuit court]] in the case [[in re Bilski]] introduced the [[machine-or-transformation test]] which narrows or closes the scope for patenting software ideasThe Supreme Court is reviewing this new test in the [[Bilski v. Kappos]] case.
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The highest court, the [[US Supreme Court]], has only ruled on certain aspects of the software and [[patentable subject matter]].  From the 70s and early 80s, there's [[Gottschalk v. Benson (1972, USA)|Benson]], [[Parker v. Flook (1978, USA)|Flook]], and [[Diamond v. Diehr (1981, USA)|Diehr]].  More recently there's [[Bilski v. Kappos|Bilski (2010)]] and [[Alice v. CLS Bank ruling by US Supreme Court on 19 June 2014|Alice v. CLS (2014)]] and one important non-software case, [[Mayo ruling by US Supreme Court on 20 March 2012|Mayo (2012)]].
  
==Of historical interest==
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A lower court, the [[US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit]] (CAFC) has upheld many software patents but the Bilski and Alice rulings by the Supreme Court should reduce the CAFC's ability to continue doing so.
===O'Reilly v. Morse, 1853===
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* Wikipedia: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O’Reilly_v._Morse O’Reilly v. Morse]
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===Gottschalk v. Benson, 1972===
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==Chronological list of articles==
* Full name: Gottschalk v. Benson, 409 U.S. 63 (1972)
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List of articles on {{SITENAME}} analysing US court rulings.  Newest first:
* Wikipedia: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gottschalk_v._Benson Gottschalk v. Benson]
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==Possibly interesting==
  
==The 80s and 90s rulings which opened floodgates==
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* O'Reilly v. Morse, (1853) ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O’Reilly_v._Morse Wikipedia page])
 
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* Graham v. John Deere, (1966) 383 U.S. 1, 6 (1966) ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_v._John_Deere_Co. Wikipedia page])
*[[Diamond v. Diehr, 1981]]
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* Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings v. Metabolite Laboratories, Inc., 548 U.S. 124 (2007)
 
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* [[NTP v. RIM (2000, USA)|NTP v. Research in Motion, Ltd.]], 397 F. Supp. 2d 785 (E.D. Va. 2005) - nope, isn't case law.  Just an example of a troll
==Recent rulings which question swpats==
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* Diamond v. Chakrabarty, 1980
 
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* In re Iwahashi, 1990
* [[KSR v. Teleflex (2007, USA)]]
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* Ex parte Yang-Huffman, Appeal 2007­2130, slip op. at 3 (Bd. Pat. App. & Interf. Oct. 4, 2007)
* "Bilski" - [[in re Bilski]] CAFC 2008, and in the Supreme Court 2009/2010 as [[Bilski v. Kappos]]
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* Northern Telecom v. Datapoint, 908 F.2d 931, 940-941 (1990)
 
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* Prater & Wei<ref>http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2010/09/in-defense-of-software-patents-part-2.html</ref>
==Unsorted cases==
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* "Johnson"<ref>http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2010/09/in-defense-of-software-patents-part-2.html</ref>
AT&T Corp. v. Excel Communications Inc., 172 F.3d 1352, 1356­59 (Fed. Cir. 1999)
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Ex parte Yang-Huffman, Appeal 2007­2130, slip op. at 3 (Bd. Pat. App. & Interf. Oct. 4, 2007)
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Graham v. John Deere, 383 U.S. 1, 6 (1966)
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[[In re Alappat]], 33 F.3d 1526, 1543 (Fed. Cir. 1994)
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Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings v. Metabolite Laboratories, Inc., 548 U.S. 124 (2007)
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NTP v. Research in Motion, Ltd., 397 F. Supp. 2d 785 (E.D. Va. 2005)
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Northern Telecom v. Datapoint, 908 F.2d 931, 940-941 (1990)
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[[State Street v. Signature Financial Group|State Street Bank & Trust Co. v. Signature Financial Group, Inc.]], 149 F.3d 1368, 1374 n. 6 (Fed. Cir. 1999)
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[[eBay v. MercExchange (2006, USA)]]
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==Finding USA court documents==
 
==Finding USA court documents==
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==Related pages on {{SITENAME}}==
 
==Related pages on {{SITENAME}}==
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* [[USA patents courts and appeals]]
 
* [[USA patents courts and appeals]]
* [[Microsoft v. AT&T (2006, USA)]]
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* [[Court cases and lawsuits]]
* [[In re Lowry]]
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* [[In re Alappat]]
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* [[State Street v. Signature Group (1999, USA)]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_patents_under_United_States_patent_law Software patents under United States patent law]
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* [http://neuro.law.cornell.edu/supct/search/search.html?query=patent&scope=onlysyllabi Patent rulings by the Supreme Court]
 
* [http://neuro.law.cornell.edu/supct/search/search.html?query=patent&scope=onlysyllabi Patent rulings by the Supreme Court]
 
* [http://progfree.org/Links/prep.ai.mit.edu/index.html LPF's page contains links to various Amicus briefs, among other things]
 
* [http://progfree.org/Links/prep.ai.mit.edu/index.html LPF's page contains links to various Amicus briefs, among other things]
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* [http://mises.org/daily/3702 Radical Patent Reform Is ''Not'' on the Way],  Stephan Kinsella - looks at cases, mostly which touched the obviousness criterion
 
* [http://mises.org/daily/3702 Radical Patent Reform Is ''Not'' on the Way],  Stephan Kinsella - looks at cases, mostly which touched the obviousness criterion
 
* [http://neuro.law.cornell.edu/supct/search/search.html?query=patent Patent Rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court], neuro.law.cornell.edu search engine
 
* [http://neuro.law.cornell.edu/supct/search/search.html?query=patent Patent Rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court], neuro.law.cornell.edu search engine
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* [http://www.bu.edu/law/central/jd/organizations/journals/scitech/volume141/documents/Klemens.pdf The Rise Of The Information Processing Patent], by [[Ben Klemens]]
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* [http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2013/07/a-few-recent-section-101-cases-at-the-ptab.html A few recent Section 101 cases at the PTAB], 8 July 2013, '''[[Patently-O]]'''
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* Wikipedia: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_patents_under_United_States_patent_law Software patents under United States patent law]
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* Wikipedia: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_patent_law_cases List of United States patent law cases]
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 09:39, 20 April 2015

Some recent case law is documented in Patentability in the USA after Alice

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 only ruled on certain aspects of the software and patentable subject matter. From the 70s and early 80s, there's Benson, Flook, and Diehr. More recently there's Bilski (2010) and Alice v. CLS (2014) and one important non-software case, Mayo (2012).

A lower court, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has upheld many software patents but the Bilski and Alice rulings by the Supreme Court should reduce the CAFC's ability to continue doing so.

Contents

[edit] Chronological list of articles

List of articles on en.swpat.org analysing US court rulings. Newest first:

[edit] Possibly interesting

  • 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) - nope, isn't case law. Just an example of a troll
  • 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]

[edit] Finding USA court documents

[edit] Related pages on en.swpat.org

[edit] External links

[edit] 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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