The White House is working on initiatives geared to aid defendants from suits asserted by Patent Troll Plaintiffs. A Patent Troll or a patent assertion entity is a non-practicing person or entity that enforces its rights against accused infringers in an attempt to collect damages often from a big pocket entity like Microsoft or Apple. A patent troll generally does not manufacture products or advance services from the patent in question, but rather stockpiles it, until an entity or person infringes on their patent.
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United States Urges India on Enforcing Drug Patents in Order to Establish a High Level Working Relationship
The White House under Obama Administration is ”pressuring” the new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to revise the Indian Intellectual Property Laws, especially to repeal Section 3 of the Indian Patent Act of 1970, as amended in 2005. In an ongoing effort to strengthen relationships between the U.S. and India, both administrations have agreed to establish high level working groups on intellectual property matters to engage in issues of concern. This move on part of the White House, however, is not unprecedented, given that the United States has consistently advanced higher intellectual property protections through its trade working groups and partnerships on international platforms.
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp v. CLS Bank, we have been keeping a close eye on Federal Circuit and PTAB decisions for further clarification on the case’s more stringent test regarding patent-eligibility under 35 USC 101. In this article we note several post-Alice developments regarding the patent eligibility of software processes that may fall in the category of “abstract ideas”.