Cases are now required to demonstrate that a party seeking a preliminary injunction must demonstrate a probability, not possibility, of irreparable harm.
Justice Clarence Thomas writes the opinion in Alice v. CLS Bank.
The case has made indefiniteness one area of law to watch, as courts and litigants explore the contours of the new test over the coming months.
By Tim Wilson and John Sieman
The partial institution of a trial on only a subset of the challenged claims violates the AIA and needs to be corrected, before we need to revisit cases that have already been decided.
By Robert M. Asher
With the emergence of new AIA post-grant proceedings, the time is right for the Federal Circuit to bring greater uniformity to claim construction.
By P. Andrew Riley and Jonathan R.K. Stroud
Despite the PTAB's denial of nearly all motions to amend, there are valuable lessons for patentees that can lead to better outcomes in the future.
The April 10th program, "Patent Trolls—Do They Help or Hurt Innovation and Will the Legislation Kill Them," offered a lively debate on this hot topic.
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