Latest IP Issues Affecting High-Tech Companies September 24, 2012                              Ron Schoenbaum and Amy Chun...
Apple. v. Samsung©2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & all rights reserved.©2012 Knobbe Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPBear, LLP all r...
Apple Design Pat. D604,305© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved.   3
Apple Design Pat. D604,305© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved.   4
Apple Design Pat. D593,087© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved.   5
Apple’s “Slide to Unlock” patent© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved.   6
Apple Pat. 5,946,647© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved.   7
Apple’s “word suggestions” patent© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved.   8
Apple v. Samsung    A Patent Procurement Perspective    A Litigation Perspective© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP ...
Divided Infringement©2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & all rights reserved.©2012 Knobbe Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPBear, LLP al...
Divided Infringement - Akamai & McKesson    Akamai v. Limelight /                                                 EXAMPLE ...
Divided Infringement - Direct Infringement    Requirements:                                                         EXAMPL...
Divided Infringement - Induced Infringement    Requirements:                                                         EXAMP...
Divided Infringement - Akamai & McKesson    A Litigation Perspective    A Patent Procurement Perspective© 2012 Knobbe, Mar...
Patent-Eligible Subject Matter©2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & all rights reserved.©2012 Knobbe Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPBe...
Patent-Eligible Subject Matter    Noteworthy Decisions:           • Bilski           • Mayo v. Prometheus           • CLS ...
Patent-Eligible Subject Matter    Where do we stand?           • Period of great uncertainty, especially for             c...
Patent-Eligible Subject Matter    A Litigation Perspective    A Patent Procurement Perspective© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olso...
ron.schoenbaum@knobbe.comRon Schoenbaum and Amy Chun                              amy.chun@knobbe.com
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On Monday, September 24, Knobbe Martens hosted an IP Impact 2012 seminar at the Four Seasons – Palo Alto. Over 85 attendees enjoyed a special presentation by keynote speaker, Mr. Raymond Chen, Deputy General Counsel and Solicitor at the USPTO. Following a short Q&A session with Mr. Chen, Knobbe Martens attorneys Ron Schoenbam and Amy Chun presented on "Latest IP Issues Affecting High-Tech Companies", one of three presentations given during the seminar.

View this presentation to learn what hightech companies should be doing to implement the right IP strategy at your company.

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  1. 1. Latest IP Issues Affecting High-Tech Companies September 24, 2012 Ron Schoenbaum and Amy Chun IP Impact – Silicon ValleyThe recipient may only view this work. No other right or license is granted.
  2. 2. Apple. v. Samsung©2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & all rights reserved.©2012 Knobbe Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPBear, LLP all rights reserved. 2
  3. 3. Apple Design Pat. D604,305© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 3
  4. 4. Apple Design Pat. D604,305© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 4
  5. 5. Apple Design Pat. D593,087© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 5
  6. 6. Apple’s “Slide to Unlock” patent© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 6
  7. 7. Apple Pat. 5,946,647© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 7
  8. 8. Apple’s “word suggestions” patent© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 8
  9. 9. Apple v. Samsung A Patent Procurement Perspective A Litigation Perspective© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 9
  10. 10. Divided Infringement©2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & all rights reserved.©2012 Knobbe Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPBear, LLP all rights reserved. 10
  11. 11. Divided Infringement - Akamai & McKesson Akamai v. Limelight / EXAMPLE McKesson v. Epic Systems Method Claim Method Claims: Entity A Entity B Multiple steps where the steps were performed by Step 1 different entities Step 2 Types of Entities: Step 3 Server/Content Providers Healthcare Providers/Patients© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 11
  12. 12. Divided Infringement - Direct Infringement Requirements: EXAMPLE Infringer performs ALL of the Method Claim steps Entity A Entity B or Step 1 Agency relationship between the entities Step 2 Example: Step 3 No direct infringement by Entity A No direct infringement by Entity B© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 12
  13. 13. Divided Infringement - Induced Infringement Requirements: EXAMPLE Knowledge of the patent Method Claim Induced the performance of the Entity A Entity B steps All steps must be performed Step 1 (but not necessarily by a Step 2 single entity) Example: Step 3 Infringement if induced Entity A and Entity B to perform the 3 steps Infringement by Entity A if induced Entity B to perform Step 2© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 13
  14. 14. Divided Infringement - Akamai & McKesson A Litigation Perspective A Patent Procurement Perspective© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 14
  15. 15. Patent-Eligible Subject Matter©2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & all rights reserved.©2012 Knobbe Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPBear, LLP all rights reserved. 15
  16. 16. Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Noteworthy Decisions: • Bilski • Mayo v. Prometheus • CLS Bank v. Alice • Bancorp v. Sun Life© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 16
  17. 17. Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Where do we stand? • Period of great uncertainty, especially for computer-implemented business methods. • USPTO and courts apply different standards. • Federal Circuit decisions very panel-dependent.© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 17
  18. 18. Patent-Eligible Subject Matter A Litigation Perspective A Patent Procurement Perspective© 2012 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP all rights reserved. 18
  19. 19. ron.schoenbaum@knobbe.comRon Schoenbaum and Amy Chun amy.chun@knobbe.com

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