Archive for October, 2014

Teva v. Sandoz Oral Argument Recording

Friday, October 24th, 2014

The Supreme Court has published the oral argument recording for the Teva v. Sandoz case.  You can listen/download the oral argument recording [here].

The transcript of the oral argument is available [here].

PNC Bank v. Secure Axccess, LLC

Friday, October 17th, 2014

The Patent Docs website had an interesting post yesterday about recent §101 decisions by the PTAB. [Link] One decision discussed is PNC Bank v. Secure Axccess, LLC.  In that PTAB proceeding, the Board rejected an assertion that a claim directed at a computer implemented method failed to satisfy §101 under the Alice v. CLS test.   You can review the Board’s opinion by judges Barbara Benoit, Trenton Ward, and Georgianna Braden [here].

If you think this decision warrants being designated precedential by the Board, see this earlier post:  [Requesting That a Board Decision Be Made Precedential].

Federal Circuit Judges of the American Law Institute

Monday, October 6th, 2014

You might recall that the American Law Institute is the association of judges, scholars, and attorneys that formulates the various Restatements of the Law.  I have been curious why there is no Restatement of Patent Law — perhaps because there is a single intermediate appellate court.  At any rate, given the turmoil associated with 35 U.S.C. §101, among other issues, a restatement might not be a bad idea.

I was curious which Federal Circuit judges are members of the ALI.  It appears that Judges Bryson, Wallach, Dyk, and O’Malley are all members.  Congratulations to Judges Dyk and O’Malley who became members in 2013.