Mealey's IP/Tech - Federal Circuit Says Program Patents Aren't Entitled To Protection

Mealey's IP/Tech - Federal Circuit Says Program Patents Aren't Entitled To Protection

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A District of Columbia judge properly found on summary judgment that two patents are not patent eligible under Section 101 of the Patent Act, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 24 (SmartGene Inc. v. Advanced Biological Laboratories S.A., No. 13-1186, Fed. Cir.).

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