When to Apply Printed Matter Doctrine to Communications and Program Code

May 15, 2024 Case Name: IOENGINE v. INGENICO Date of Decision: May 3, 2024 Panel: : Lourie, Chen, and Stoll Summary:              The Federal Circuit reversed the Board’s preclusion of patentable weight to the limitations involving “encrypted communications” and “program code” under the printed matter doctrine.  The court determined that neither “encrypted communications” nor “program code” constitute “printed […] READ MORE