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CHARGEPOINT, INC. v. SEMACONNECT, INC., decided March 28, 2019, Statutory Subject Matter

U.S. Patent Nos. 8,138,715, 8,432,131, 8,450,967, and 7,956,570 are directed to networked charging stations for electric vehicles (pages 2-5).  For step one in patent eligibility consideration, communicating requests to a remote server and receiving a response is an abstract idea (page 9).  The claim must be directed to that abstract idea to be abstract (page […]

SUMITOMO DAINIPPON PHARMA CO. v. EMCURE PHARMA, 17-1798, 17-1799, 17-1800, decided April 16, 2018

U.S. Patent No. 5,532,372, directed to imide compounds. The claim recited a molecular structure argued to be a racemic mixture (50-50) of two enantiomers based on similarity to a compound in the specification (page 6).  The plain claim language and specification indicate that the claim at least covers the (-)enantiomer (pages 7-8).  The specification does […]