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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]].
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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)]].
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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.
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==Chronological list of articles==
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List of articles on {{SITENAME}} analysing US court rulings.  Newest first:
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{{case law worldwide/usa}}
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==Possibly interesting==
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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])
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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
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* Diamond v. Chakrabarty, 1980
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* In re Iwahashi, 1990
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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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* 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>
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* "Johnson"<ref>http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2010/09/in-defense-of-software-patents-part-2.html</ref>
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==Finding USA court documents==
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* Example, for [[i4i v. Microsoft]]: http://dockets.justia.com/docket/court-txedce/case_no-6:2007cv00113/case_id-101834/ - not very useful, but it's a start
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==Related pages on {{SITENAME}}==
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* [[USA patents courts and appeals]]
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* [[Court cases and lawsuits]]
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==External links==
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* [http://neuro.law.cornell.edu/supct/search/search.html?query=patent&scope=onlysyllabi Patent rulings by the Supreme Court]
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* [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://www.bitlaw.com/software-patent/history.html Bitlaw.com's History of software patents in the USA]
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* [http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/01/congress-weighs-patent-specialization-for-federal-judges.ars Congress weighs patent specialization for federal judges], by [[Timothy B. Lee]], 2009 - discusses a possible change in Judge selection
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* http://patentsusa.blogspot.com/ - will have to read it to see if it's interesting
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* [http://www.pubpat.org/garrodglossariesreleased.htm Dr. David Garrod's Glossaries of Judicial Claim Constructions Available Free of Charge]
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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
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* [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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[[Category: USA]]

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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