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Andrew Tuggle’s practice focuses on technology and intellectual property law. He helps clients protect their innovations and comply with laws about data and technology.

Andrew helps clients protect their innovations through patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. With a strong technical background, he advises clients on how to comply with laws about cybersecurity, data privacy, digital assets, and exports.

Stanford’s Method for Inferring Haplotype Phase is Not Patent EligibleStanford University applied for a U.S. patent for statistical methods of predicting haplotype phase. In 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board rejected the application as ineligible subject matter. Last week, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed.

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“Anything You Say …” -- Terms with Inconsistent Definitions Are IndefiniteLast week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) held the term “computer” to be indefinite. That such a familiar term could be indefinite should warn patent practitioners to take care when arguing the scope of a term — even in otherwise unrelated proceedings, possibly separated by years.

Infinity Computer Products, Inc.,