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post image Cox Found Liable for its Subscribers’ Infringement of Copyrighted Music Files from

Evan Talley

On December 17, 2015, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Alexandria Division) found cable and Internet provider Cox Communications, Inc., (“Cox”) liable for contributory infringement ...

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Vehicle Intelligence and Safety LLC v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2015) from

Patent Claims (and Specification) Lacking in Detail Fail under 35 U.S.C. § 101 By Joseph Herndon -- The Federal Circuit issued an opinion on December 28, 2015 in the case captioned Vehicle Intelligence and Safety ...

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Annual report: IP CloseUp visits are up 32% in 2015 to 24,000 from

2015 was a year of growth for IP CloseUp, as visits increased to 24,000 and subscriptions were up, too. The busiest day of the year was Christmas Day when there were 482 views of ...

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Last Minute Amendment of Infringement Contentions Supports § 285 Fee Award from

Following summary judgment of invalidity, the court granted defendant's motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 because plaintiff's litigation tactics weighed in favor of a fee award. "[Plaintiff] has never ...

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Federal Circuit: Testing Vehicle Operators for Impairment is an Unpatentable Abstract Idea from

Vehicle Intelligence v. Mercedes-Benz (Fed. Cir. 2015) (Non-precedential opinion) Vehicle Intelligence and Safety LLC is the owner of United States Patent Number 7,394,392 vehicle safety improvements. In particular, the patent claims systems and ...

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3M sues XPEL over XPEL’s XPF paint protection film is a multilayer film from

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune noted XPEL's comments:

“The company was not given any prior notice of the allegations making the basis of the complaint and is currently evaluating the merit, if any, of such complaint ...

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Vehicle Intelligence "Alice'd" at CAFC from

The district court determined, and the parties do not
dispute, that the claims at issue fall within the broad
categories identified in 35 U.S.C. § 101 (i.e., “any new and
useful process, machine ...

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A remedy for an author victim of plagiarism? from

A method for compensating a plagiarized author-victim:

According to Spiro, the Free Press was made aware of the plagiarism and edited the article to note that it was details of the story was taken from ...

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