Tuesday Must-Reads

Why the long wait? The Supreme Court rules on Alice v CLS (via IAM Blog)

“It’s pretty disappointing. My initial reaction was almost why did they bother? What they’ve essentially done is say that this is Bilski plus a computer and that doesn’t make these claims any more patentable but we knew that already. The Federal Circuit is split because it has not been getting clear guidance on what an abstract idea is and the Justices still haven’t provided that guidance. I guess the silver lining is that they’ve followed the Hippocratic oath and done no harm.”


Redskins Lose Ruling on Trademarks, but Fight Isn’t Over (via New York Times)

“On Wednesday, a division of the federal government ruled that the Redskins name was disparaging. The team was stripped of federal protections for six of its trademarks.”


The Disruption Machine: What the gospel of innovation gets wrong (via The New Yorker)


Jonathan Ive on Apple’s Design Process and Product Philosophy (via New York Times)


First-Ever Inter Partes Live Witness Takes Stand At PTAB (via Law360)

“Patent attorneys have been watching the case to see how the PTAB would conduct live testimony, but there were few surprises on Tuesday. The questioning and testimony of inventor Kevin Orr closely resembled that of a standard courtroom proceeding.”