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Collateral Estoppel No Bar to Standing Defense (access required)

In plaintiff company’s challenge to a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decision rejecting the patentability of inventions claims in plaintiff ’s ‘161 ap­plication, the PTO’s defense of lack of standing is not barred by the doctrine of collateral estoppel, says ...

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No ‘Absent’ Party from Contract Mentions (access required)

In this action arising out of disputes concerning nine equipment contracts and a revolving agricultural/commer­cial credit account, the complaint’s ref­erences to “assignors of the contracts” cannot be read to mean plaintiffs have failed to join an assignor as a party ...

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No Patent for Computer Claim’s ‘Abstract Idea’ (access required)

Plaintiffs’ claims that defendant’s ‘432 patent, relating to a method for centralized identification and authen­tication of users and their transactions to increase security in e-commerce, are invalid because they are directed to an abstract idea and thus are ineligible for ...

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