Dennis Crouch

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Name: Dennis Crouch
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Patent Invalid for Unduly Preempting the Field of “Automatic Lip Synchronization For Computer-Generated 3D Animation Using a Rules-Based Morph Target Approach”

by Dennis Crouch McRO (Planet Blue) v. Activision Blizzard, et al. (C.D. Cal. 2014)  Decision PDF In his second major Section 101 decision in as many weeks, Judge Wu (C.D. Cal) has relied upon Alice Corp. (2014) to invalidate all of McRO’s asserted ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 26 2014]
Entities: Patent, Prior Art, Invention
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Bits and Bytes from Dennis Crouch

Slashdot on patents House passes bill to extend law school patent law program Dr. Zuhn: PTO’s revised guidance on Myriad/Mayo expected to be much less aggressive .  New guidance expected in October.Richard Loyd:  The AIA is 3 today and there’s only ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Finding the limits of ineligibility

by Dennis Crouch It is safe to say that hundreds of thousands of U.S. patents rely upon the manipulation of information or laws of nature as fundamental aspects of their respective inventions. Many of these patents rest on shaky ground following the ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

101 Decision on the Pleadings: ECommerce Patent Ineligible

by Dennis Crouch In Tuxis Tech v. Amazon, Delaware District Court Judge Andrews has invalidated asserterted claim 1 of Tuxis Tech’s Patent No. 6,055,513 – finding that the claim lacks eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101.  2014 WL 4382446 (D.Del September ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

What to do About All These Invalid Patents?

By Dennis Crouch The recorder-of-deeds here in Boone County Missouri is pretty good at her job. Although there is an occasional error in the records, those errors are quickly remedied once found.  The property records are regularly relied upon and ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Upcoming Events

By Dennis Crouch I’m looking forward to a few upcoming events for patent law professionals: September 7-9, 2014, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will hold its annual meeting in beautiful Vancouver BC. I’ll be there joining a panel ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 17 2014]
Entities: Patent, Naples, IPO
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Non-Patent Friday

By Dennis Crouch UChicago Law Professors Adam Chilton and Eric Posner have a new article out that looks at political bias in legal scholarship. The basic finding is a correlation between a professor’s donation to a political party (Republican or Democratic) ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Areas of Disuniformity in US Inventorship

By Dennis Crouch The chart below uses the breakdown of patent documents into their various workgroups. As shown here , the workgroups are basically an intermediary classification that falls between the micro-art-units and the macro technology centers. ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Patent Grant Rate by Technology Area

By Dennis Crouch The chart below shows the grant rate of US patent applications grouped by technology center sub-groups (technology area). The numbers come from a random set of 10,000 published patent applications that were filed between 2003 and 2010. ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 11 2014]
Entities: Patent, Dennis Crouch
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Dennis Crouch

Kevin Noonan: Continued Chaos in Obama Administration Patent Policy Jeff John Roberts: White House pulls plug on controversial Patent Office nominee after tech sector backlash Gene Quinn: House Subcommittee Takes up TROL Act on Demand Letters Brian ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 2 reports

Federal Circuit: Now is Not the Time to Judge the Constitutionality of the First-to-File Patent Regime

By Dennis Crouch MadStad Enginering v. USPTO ( Fed. Cir. 2014 ) In 2012, MadStad and its owner Mark Stadnyk filed a declaratory judgment lawsuit against the USPTO alleging that the new first-to-file regime implemented by the America Invents Act of ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 02 2014 - Updated Jun 03 2014 - 4 reports

In win for tech industry, Supreme Court overturns two more patent rulings

The Supreme Court issued two 9-0 decisions on Monday that will make it harder for companies to assert vague patents and rejected a “divided infringement” theory that had alarmed potential defendants. The unanimous rulings come as the latest black eye ... [Published GigaOM - Jun 02 2014]

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Patent Invalid for Unduly Preempting the Field ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 26 2014]
Does Obviousness Type Double Patenting Survive ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 23 2014]
Federal Circuit Defies Supreme Court in Laches ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 22 2014]
Bits and Bytes from Dennis Crouch [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 18 2014]
Finding the limits of ineligibility [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 15 2014]
101 Decision on the Pleadings: ECommerce Patent... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 09 2014]
Federal Circuit Falls in Line: Supporting Stron... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 03 2014]
What to do About All These Invalid Patents? [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 28 2014]
Federal Circuit: Bingo Gaming Software Improper... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 27 2014]
Ready to Nationalize Trade Secret Law? [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 27 2014]
Accelerating ex parte PTAB Appeals: For a Fee [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 21 2014]
Court Finds Patent Invalid; Then Orders Defenda... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 20 2014]
Upcoming Events [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 17 2014]
Non-Patent Friday [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 15 2014]
Areas of Disuniformity in US Inventorship [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 14 2014]
Intel Successfully Defends its Patent Case but ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 13 2014]
Patent Grant Rate by Technology Area [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 11 2014]
Telework: How much did you work? Nobody Knows! [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 11 2014]
USPTO Continues to Reduce Patent Term Adjustments [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 08 2014]
Specification describes machine with sensors – ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 07 2014]
A Few Problems at the PTAB [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 04 2014]
Interpreting Claims Against The Drafter [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Jul 29 2014]
Trade Secrets, Trademarks, and Interstate Commerce [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Jul 27 2014]
USPTO Moves to Strongly Enforce Eligibility Lim... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Jul 25 2014]
Data Structure Patent Ineligible [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Jul 23 2014]
Federal Circuit: Administrative Agencies Can Ma... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Jul 21 2014]
Jurisdiction over Contempt Finding [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Jul 21 2014]
Applicant’s IDS Submission of Litigation Docume... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Jul 17 2014]
Federal Circuit Orders District Court to Stay L... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Jul 14 2014]
Federal Circuit Sends Patent Case to Eighth Cir... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Jul 11 2014]
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Patent Invalid for Unduly Preempting the Field ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 26 2014]
by Dennis Crouch McRO (Planet Blue) v. Activision Blizzard, et al. (C.D. Cal. 2014)  Decision PDF In his second major Section 101 decision in as many weeks, Judge Wu (C.D. Cal) has relied upon Alice Corp. (2014) to invalidate all of McRO’s asserted ...
Does Obviousness Type Double Patenting Survive ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 23 2014]
by Dennis Crouch In Abbvie Inc. v. Kennedy Institute , the Federal Circuit confirmed that the judicially created doctrine of obviousness-type double patenting (OTDP) continues to be a viable defense following the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA) ...
Federal Circuit Defies Supreme Court in Laches ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 22 2014]
by Dennis Crouch SCA Hygiene v. First Quality ( Fed. Cir. 2014 ) Rather than focusing on a single event, allegations of patent infringement generally involve a series of actions that each constitute an infringement.  Courts identify each act (making, ...
Bits and Bytes from Dennis Crouch [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 18 2014]
Slashdot on patents House passes bill to extend law school patent law program Dr. Zuhn: PTO’s revised guidance on Myriad/Mayo expected to be much less aggressive .  New guidance expected in October.Richard Loyd:  The AIA is 3 today and there’s only ...
Finding the limits of ineligibility [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 15 2014]
by Dennis Crouch It is safe to say that hundreds of thousands of U.S. patents rely upon the manipulation of information or laws of nature as fundamental aspects of their respective inventions. Many of these patents rest on shaky ground following the ...
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