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CAFC Admonishes District Court’s Off-Target Means-Plus-Function Analysis
In Dyfan LLC v Target Corporation 21-1725 the Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) reversed a District Court decision on the basis that it had wrongly found that the relevant claims were in means-plus-function format.
The IPONZ Patent Examination Manual has recently been updated in relation to the section 67 provisions that set a response deadline for examination reports and in relation to 'reach through' claims under section 39.
Bankable – but is it patentable? The RBNZ’s “cash system redesign” report, through a “patent” lens
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) has released a report on cash (that is to say, banknotes and coins, as opposed to digital / electronic banking protocols), its importance in the economy, and the issues it faces in a modern-day context.