Michael Stein Examines Use of Structural Claim Limitations in Software Patents

Articles / February 11, 2016

Partner Michael Stein authored an article published February 8, 2016, by Law360. The article, “How Structural Claim Limitations Can Save Software Patents,” offers guidance on the proper use of structural claim limitations that may help prevent invalidity on §101 or §112 grounds. Stein concludes that “describing software elements in terms of ‘structure’ may be a good alternative to an algorithm or functional description, or in addition to these.”

Read the article.

Related Services


In The Blogs

Previous Next
IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
The Federal Circuit Provides Insight on Experimental Use and On-Sale Bar
May 9, 2022
On April 29, 2022, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an opinion for Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals L.P. v. U.S. Venture, Inc., U.S. Oil Co., Inc. (2022 WL 1275697).This case touched on a number of issues, including...
IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Supreme Court Calls for Views of Solicitor General on Petition Involving International Reach of U.S. Trademark Law
May 2, 2022
This morning, the Supreme Court called for the views of the Solicitor General on the pending petition for writ of certiorari in Abitron Austria GmbH v. Hetronic International, Inc. In Abitron, the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit...
IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Third-Party Complaints Must Shift Liability—Not Defeat It
April 27, 2022
A party sued for patent infringement may seek to shift some or all of its liability through an indemnification claim. While a patent infringement defendant may seek to implead an indemnitor under Rule 14 of the Federal Rules of Civil...
IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
World IP Day – A Day To Celebrate Youth-Led Creativity
April 26, 2022
World Intellectual Property Day is again upon us. While last year’s theme focused on IP for small businesses, the focus this year is on celebrating youth-led innovation and creativity. With the increased consumption of media and the ease...
IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Patent Litigation Venue: US District Court Versus US International Trade Commission
By Derek M. Freitas
April 5, 2022
There are two options when it comes to enforcing a patent against an accused infringer: (1) a U.S. district court or (2) the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). This begs the inevitable question of which venue is better. There are...