October 18, 2011
Fitch Even partner Steven G. Parmelee was quoted in a recent Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article titled "Lawyers Discuss Apple Co-Founder's Impact on IP Law." In this article, Mr. Parmelee provides background on how tightly Apple protected their intellectual property in the early years of personal computers and the ramifications of their doing so.With over three decades of experience in all facets of intellectual property practice, Mr. Parmelee is frequently called upon to share his knowledge and insights regarding patent portfolio management, white-space inventing, and complex patent prosecution including post-issuance proceedings as well as patent-eligibility standards.
IP Alert | Knowledge Within the Art Does Not Save Means-Plus-Function Claim Term Lacking Corresponding StructureFebruary 19, 2021
On February 12, in Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. v. Dropbox, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed that certain of Synchronoss's claims were invalid for indefiniteness, since the claims included a means-plus-function claim term that did not have adequate structural support in the specification. Read more
IP Alert | Customer Loyalty Program Does Not Claim Patent-Eligible Subject MatterFebruary 16, 2021
On February 8, in cxLoyalty, Inc v. Maritz Holdings, Inc., the Federal Circuit invalidated a patent for failure to claim patentable subject matter, reversing findings of the PTAB relating to substitute claims in a CBM review. Read more