WHY SOFTWARE OWNERS SHOULD WELCOME A RECENT FEDERAL CIRCUIT DECISION

Contact: Noel Gillespie, Procopio
Posted Jul 2, 2018

We’ve seen many developments in recent years that have weakened patents or made them easier to invalidate, which have led to increasing confusion as to what is actually patentable, and how a claim will be construed once it is challenged. That’s why patent owners—in particular companies patenting software-related innovations—should take solace in a recent Federal Circuit decision that could bring much-needed clarity to how a claim will be construed. This is welcome news to beleaguered patentees and to our very important innovation economy.

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