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Apple loses very important round over its pinch-to-zoom API patent, Samsung tells appeals court from

Two weeks ago, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held a hearing on the damages award and underlying liability issues in the first Apple v. Samsung case. In my commentary on ...

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More Misinformation Regarding the Patent System and Non-Practicing Entities from

By Michael Borella and Andrew Williams -- The press has been all too eager to decry the so-called "broken" U.S. patent system and the alleged "scourge" of non-practicing entities (NPEs). However, few if any articles ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Eli Lilly and Company v. Sandoz Inc. 1:14-cv-02008; filed December 5, 2014 in the Southern ...

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"Patent Reform that only China Would Want": right conclusion; wrong arguments from

One finds in the post Congress is Pushing Patent Reform That Only China Would Want , the text

Patent reform is seen as legislative low-hanging fruit that can be resurrected to rise above our partisan squabbling ...

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Customized Advertising Patent Invalid Under Alice from

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's customizable advertising patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter. "[T]he specification . . . makes clear that a primary potential use of the ...

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WIPO: Study On Copyright Exceptions Stimulates Broad Discussion With Author from

During the recent meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization copyright committee, a study was presented on exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries and archives at the national level. The presentation spurred a full ...

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post image Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To Brulotte Rule from

On December 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in the third patent case to be heard this term, this one presenting an issue at the intersection of patent law and antitrust law ...

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It’s not just the holiday season, it’s also H1-B season from

This post is more about the “business” than the “intellectual property,” but I thought that IP Spotlight readers would be interested in a recent blog post by my partner Catherine Wadhwani, who reminds tech companies ...

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post image A Kat's 2014 Copyright Awards from

It's Katwards day!With the holidays and end of the year quickly approaching, it seems about time to think of what has been and what will be next in the world of the greatest ...

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Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center from

By Jason Rantanen As most of you know, I am an associate professor of law at the University of Iowa College of Law, in Iowa City, Iowa.  One of my initiatives this past semester was ...

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Happy Holidays from IP Osgoode! from

IP Osgoode wishes you a Happy Holiday and a Creative New Year!  We appreciate your interest and support over the past year and look forward to another successful year.  We will slow down over the ...

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post image Inventing to Nowhere from

The Frightening Irony The documentary Inventing to Nowhere boils a series of complex questions down into one: Why are we allowing companies that stifle innovation to dictate our country’s innovation strategy? The History The ...

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Heartburn Relief: AstraZeneca Wins Nexium Antitrust Trial from

On December 5, 2014, an 11-person jury decided in favor of defendants AstraZeneca PLC and Ranbaxy Laboratories, Inc. in the first pay-for-delay class action trial since the United States Supreme Court in FTC v. Actavis ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Update on "Patent Troll" Legislation in the Wake of the 2014 Elections from

Post by Luke Holst

In December of 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3309, the "Innovation Act," ostensibly to address the problem of abusive patent litigation, sometimes referred to as patent ...

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