The Top Patent Cases Of 2016: Midyear Report

By Ryan Davis (July 6, 2016, 9:04 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit reversed two decisions invalidating patents under Alice, offering a ray of hope to patent owners, and reassured those challenging patents in America Invents Act reviews that doing so won't gut their arguments in later litigation.

Here's a look at the most significant patent decisions so far this year.

Alice Reversals

Since the U.S. Supreme Court held in Alice that abstract ideas implemented using a computer are not patent-eligible, judges have cited the ruling to invalidate scores of patents. By reversing two such decisions, the Federal Circuit will help patent owners avoid ineligibility rulings and could indicate the post-Alice...

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