March 9, 2017

Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending February 24, 2017

In re Depomed, Inc., Case No. 2016-1378 (February 21, 2017) (Non-Precedential) Patent No. 6,723,340

Key points:

  • Even though unmet need is closely related to failure of others, the elements are distinct considerations.

Secure Axcess, LLC. v. PNC Bank, et al., Case No. 2016-1353 (February 21, 2017) (Precedential) (2-1) Patent No. 7,631,191

Key point:

  • The statutory definition of a CBM patent requires that the patent have a claim that contains, however phrased, a financial activity element.

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