Eligibility of software patent claims in US in view of DDR Holdings, LLC v. Hotels.com, L.P.
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 6, 2014; 11.30 AM to 12.30 PM IST (Approx. 1 hr)
Bilski and Alice have set the standard of review required in assessing eligibility of patent claims aimed at software based inventios. As it stands, business methods and software based inventions are not barred from patent eligibility as such. However, a case by case approach to review eligibility of claims directed to such subject matter has increased uncertainity overall.
Federal Circuit (FC) decision in DDR Holdings, LLC v. Hotels.com, L.P. (DDR) held that software patent claims are patent eligible. In this session, we will try to deconstruct this case and compare to previous cases to better understand the position of US with respect to software patenting.
I. Review Bilski and Alice decisions
II. Review DDR in view of Bilski, Alice and other recent decisions
III. Summarize current position with some examples
Speaker: Arun Narasani, Founder, ipMetrix Consulting Group
Video: Recorded video will be posted soon.
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