Monthly Archives: December 2013

Patent Search for Santa

Patents can sometimes be a bit dry and at Scintilla we’re in the holiday mood, so I thought it would be festive to search for Santa-related patents, using a free patent search service. I may not have found Santa, but I did find his “illusionary trail”.   Searching for Santa Patent searching is a critical […]

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US Software Patents – CLS vs Alice goes to the Supreme Court

In a previous blog post I wrote about the decision in the US of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in the matter of Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. vs. CLS Bank International.  In that case, a patent was rejected as relating to subject matter that was not patent-eligible.  The patent claim related […]

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