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Yearly Archives: 2017

June 6, 2017 | By S&H
Posted in: S&H IP Blog | U.S. Court of Appeals For The Federal Circuit

Secure Axcess, LLC v. PNC Bank National Association

On February 21, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) issued its opinion in Secure Axcess, LLC v. PNC Bank (“PNC”), holding that, to be eligible for covered business method (“CBM”) review under the America Invents Act (“AIA”), a patent”™s claims must contain some financial activity element.

June 6, 2017 | By S&H
Posted in: S&H IP Blog | U.S. Supreme Court

SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products

On March 21, 2017, the United States Supreme Court (“Supreme Court”) issued its opinion in SCA Hygiene Prods. V. First Quality Baby Prods., holding that laches, an equitable defense to infringement damages based upon unreasonable delay in commencing suit, cannot be a defense against infringement damages where the infringement occurred within the six year period established in 35 U.S.C. §286.


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