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Flip-flopping inventorship does not invalidate Egenera’s patent

Egenera v Cisco Background Egenera sued Cisco in the US District Court of Massachusetts alleging that Cisco’s servers infringe US patent number 7,231,430 (“the ‘430 patent”).  Prior to claim construction and alongside an IPR proceeding, Egenera petitioned the USPTO to remove an inventor from the ‘430 patent.  According to Egenera, this change was necessitated by […]

Owner of AI system DABUS sues the USPTO for denying applications listing DABUS as an inventor

Thaler v Iancu, filed 8/6/2020 In his complaint, Stephen Thaler states that the rejection of two patent applications naming DABUS as inventor and Thaler as Applicant “create a novel substantive requirement for patentability that is contrary to existing law and at odds with the policy underlying the patent system.”