Patent & IP news for April 18, 2014

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post image What does the ACI Adam decision mean for InfoSoc system of exceptions and limitations? from

A few days have passed since the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its decision in Case C-435/12 ACI Adam [here], ruling that Article 5(2)(b) of the InfoSoc Directive ...

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Apple's counsel stresses USPTO's independence -- but the USPTO doubts the autocomplete patent from

The Apple v. Samsung II trial continues today with Samsung's challenges to Apple's asserted patents. In this context, Apple's counsel attacked the credibility of a Samsung expert witness, as journalists including MLex ...

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AIA Trial Roundtables -- PTAB Takes Its Show on the Road from

By Andrew Williams -- This week, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board began hosting a month-long series of roundtables devoted to sharing information about the new AIA trials. These include inter partes reviews, covered business method ...

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Judge Koh's boss finds Rockstar's scare tactics advance Apple's interests against Android from

In the ongoing Apple v. Samsung II trial in the Northern District of California, Apple's lawyers try hard to downplay Google's role, though it's blindingly obvious that Google is the true target ...

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In Determining Royalty Base, Accused Infringer Need Not Make or Sell the "Smallest Salable Unit" from

The court denied plaintiff's motion to exclude the opinions of defendant's damages expert as to the smallest salable patent-practicing unit. "[Plaintiff] asserts that [the expert's testimony] should be excluded because [the expert ...

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Preliminary Injunction Can Issue Even Though Patentee Does not Practice the Invention from

By Dennis Crouch Trebro Mfg. v. FireFly Equipment and Steven Aposhian (Fed. Cir. 2013) Here, the Federal Circuit holds that the district court abused its discretion in denying Trebro’s motion for preliminary injunction to ...

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Searching for a Lien on a Patent from

Does someone have a checklist that they could share with me on the due diligence that you may go through in the process of purchasing a patent? In particular, I’m thinking about the title ...

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Alice Corp. v. CLC Bank Int’l: Notable Quotes from the Oral Arguments. from

The link to the transcript for the March 31, 2014 oral arguments before the SCOTUS in Alice Corp. v CLC Int’l can be found here. Background: Alice Corporation, petitioner, owns the four patents-in-suits which ...

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ViXS Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Set-Top Boxes, Gateways, Bridges And Adapters from

On April 17, 2014, ViXS Systems, Inc. of Canada and ViXS USA, Inc. of Austin, Texas (collectively, “ViXS”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges ...

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Webinar on Opinions of Counsel from

Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Patent Infringement: Structuring Opinions of Counsel: Leveraging Opinion Letters to Reduce the Risks of Liability and Enhanced Damages" on May 22, 2014 from 1:00 to 2 ...

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Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law from

The John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law will be holding a program on Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law on April 24, 2014 in Chicago, IL. The conference ...

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