The applicants also challenged the PTO’s 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (which explains how to apply Alice during the examination of a patent application), arguing that the guidelines “improperly extend the bounds of those four decisions without any substantive legal precedence or authority” and “improperly applied extreme and faulty analogies to apply Alice.” The Federal Circuit declined to consider this argument, explaining that the guidelines are not intended to create any right that was enforceable against the PTO. In any case, the PTO’s rejection of patent applications is based on substantive law, and only those rejections, not the guidelines, can be appealed. … [Read more...] about Can’t Beat the House: Card Game Rules Are Patent Ineligible Under Alice
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Reshma wanted to avail of the financial grants from the state of Bihar for registering her company. She, however, failed to register the same despite several attempts because it required the creation of a Digital Signature Certificate on the website of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs for which identity proofs such as Aadhaar Card and PAN are needed. … [Read more...] about After Mandatory Aadhaar-PAN Linkage, Transgender Activist Moves SC For Third Gender Option In PAN Cards [Read Petition]
In a judgment that was hailed as being progressive throughout, the Supreme Court had in the case of National Legal Services Authority v. Union of India directed the Transgender community to be formally recognized as the third sex and also to avail the benefits of socially and economically Backward Communities. However, they have continued to face hardships in routine affairs such as filing of income tax returns since there was no option for a “third gender” on PAN cards and forms, until now. … [Read more...] about Centre Amends Rules To Include Transgender Option In PAN Cards [Read Notification]
The accused, who was with ICICI bank at the time, is said to have visited the complainant’s house and informed him that if he is unable to settle his dues, household articles would be taken away. According to the complainant, Satish frequently called him after that and threatened him. … [Read more...] about Act Of Recovering Credit Card Dues On Behalf Of Bank Doesn’t Constitute An Act Of Abetment: Bombay HC [Read Judgment]