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African Tech Start-Ups Face Numerous Challenges from

DAKAR, Senegal – Rachel Sibande won accolades when she started Malawi’s first ever technology start-up mHub in 2013. Her goal was to build young technology entrepreneurs through training, skills development and mentorship. As a computer ...

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Supreme Court grants Samsung's petition to review Apple's smartphone design patents case from

The Supreme Court of the United States has just published a decision it had already made on Friday (March 18): Samsung's December 2015 petition for writ of certiorari (request for Supreme Court review) in ...

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Breast Prosthesis Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss on the ground that plaintiff’s breast prosthesis patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims were not directed toward an abstract idea. "While the process ...

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Supreme Court Grants Cert on Design Patent Damages from

By Jason Rantanen This morning, the Supreme Court granted certiorari on the design patent remedies question in Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc.  It did not grant certiorari on the functionality/ornamentality question raised in ...

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Shining a Light on Obviousness from

In re Cree (Fed. Cir. 2016)[1] In a straightforward decision, the Federal Circuit has affirmed the PTAB’s decision that Cree’s claimed down-shifted LED invention would have been obvious in light of a ...

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The Supreme Court gets to visit an 1887 statute on damages for infringement of design patents in Samsung v. Apple from

The Supreme Court has granted cert on the design patent damages question presented in
Samsung v. Apple:

Where a design patent is applied to only a component of a product, should an award of infringer ...

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The University of Central Florida invokes "trade secret" defense to information request from

The precipitating "event" was a hack of social security numbers of folks related to the University of Central Florida ["UCF"].

Then, Knight News made a request to determine "how much" a digital forensics firm was ...

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Douglas Lichtman: Can Courts in Patent Litigation Slow Down? from

In a new essay, Patient Patents: Can certain types of patent litigation be beneficially delayed?, Douglas Lichtman makes a provocative and original argument. If, post-Ebay, injunctions are no longer available for patent infringement, then ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

Joseph Herndon: Mitchell International v. Audatex North America Joseph Robinson & Robert Schaffer: Federal Circuit Remands Reexaminations Based On Erroneous Claim Constructions Eric Auchard and Dan Levine: German Court Ruling Threatens Apple’s Video Services Shamnad ...

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What Would You Do For a KitKat Bar? from

Is there any chocolate bar more recognizable than the KitKat? Maybe, but that does not make it special according to the recent decision from the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) in Société ...

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Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damages from

Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury ...

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Shifting technological neutrality into reverse: UNPACK SODRAC from

Should all copies be treated the same way for the purposes of Copyright? If the CBC’s internal content management system creates incidental copies of audio works during the creation or broadcast of a television ...

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Tariffbusters: Does the CBC v SODRAC decision debunk the “Mandatory Tariff Theory from

Introduction to the panel After two exciting and lively debates on the principle of technological neutrality (see Sebastian’s coverage here) and reproduction rights (see Paul Blizzard’s coverage here), IP Osgoode’s Unpack SODRAC ...

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Sequenom Petitions Supreme Court for Review of Ariosa Decision from

Sequenom today filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari asking the Supreme Court to review Ariosa Diagnostics v. Sequenom, an important patent eligibility case described in previous posts (see for example).  If the Court grants ...

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Sequenom: A great discovery should be worth something! from

Sequenom v. Ariosa (on petition for writ of certiorari 2016) Sequenom’s petition for writ of certiorari argues that the Federal Circuit and the lower courts have “dangerously overextended Mayo” and its bar to patent ...

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CAFC finds personal jurisdiction of defendant Mylan in Acorda/Ampyra case from

There are actually two cases. IPBiz is more interested in the
MS case involving Ampyra.

The bottom line:

The decisions of the district court that Mylan is
subject to specific personal jurisdiction in the district ...

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Cree loses at CAFC on "white light emitter" LED patent 6,600,175 from

The decision of the Board in ex parte reexamination 90/010,940
of Cree’s U.S. Patent No. 6,600,175 was affirmed by the
CAFC. Cree loses.

The patent in suit, Cree’s ...

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