INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CLIENT ALERT: Federal Circuit Upholds Jury’s Verdict Invalidating a Software Patent Under the On-Sale Bar of 35 U.S.C. §102(b)

    View Author 21 May 2012
    In Leader Technologies, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc., No. 11-1366 (Fed. Cir. May. 8, 2012), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently affirmed a District Court jury’s verdict that a software patent was invalid as anticipated under 35 U.S.C. § 102(b) because the claimed invention was offered for sale and publicly demonstrated more than one year before the date that the patent application was filed (critical date).