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post image Pending Supreme Court Patent Cases 2016 (May 3 Update) from

by Dennis Crouch Laches: The Supreme Court granted SCA’s writ of certiorari on the question of whether laches defense applies to block back-damages in patent cases. The Federal Circuit says “yes” while the Supreme ...

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post image Universal Music secures summary judgment against IFP for copyright infringement from

This Kat hates long-haul flights, but is grateful that airlines have improved entertainment packages in an effort to make the journey less dull. She recently learnt that this in-flight entertainment is not just a source ...

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post image Paice Goes Straight to the Border with Patent Complaint Against VW from

Over the years this blog has covered important patent litigation and settlements involving hybrid vehicle technology company Paice and some major automakers, including Hyundai/Kia, Toyota, and Ford (see, e.g., the Ford post here ...

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[with Colleen Chien] Recap of the Berkley Software IP Symposium from

Slides and papers from the 20th Annual Berkeley Center for Law and Technology/Berkeley Technology Law Journal Symposium - focused on IP and software are now posted. Colleen Chien and I thought we would discuss a ...

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Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 Passes House, Heads to President Obama’s Desk from

On April 27, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) passed the House of Representatives with a 410-2 vote. The two no votes were from Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) and Rep. Thomas Massey (R-KY). Earlier ...

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Alleged Leaked TTIP Report Reveals Differences, Convergence On IP Issues from

This week's high-profile alleged leak of recent texts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiation between Europe and the United States has caused a shockwave in policy circles. Below, Intellectual Property Watch ...

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Activity Tracking Patents Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The ALJ granted respondents' motion for summary determination that two of complainant's activity tracking patents were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the asserted claims were directed to abstract ideas ...

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101 abstract idea unpatentable transferring funds from

Takeaway: A PTAB panel affirmed an Examiner's rejection of the claimed subject matter as being directed to patent-inelgible subject matter.  In part, the panel found the claimed subject matter was directed to the abstract ...

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Amici Support Certiorari in Sequenom v. Ariosa from

By Donald Zuhn –- In response to Sequenom's March 21 petition for certiorari seeking Supreme Court review of the Federal Circuit's decision in Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc. (see "Sequenom Petitions for Certiorari ...

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Rights of Trade Secret Owners in Federal Cases from

by Dennis Crouch By longstanding tradition, US courts are open, transparent in proceedings, and transparent in judgment.  The FISA courts that I cover in my internet law course are so controversial because they are so ...

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Privacy Commissioner Targets IoT Health Devices in Sweep from

The re-posting of this article is part of a cross-posting agreement with CyberLex. What rumours is your fitness tracker spreading about you? In its latest Internet of Things themed sweep, the Office of the Privacy ...

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ICANN CEO Atallah: Gearing Up For Next Round Of New Internet Domains from

One controversial issue from early days of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) could come to final closure ten years later: the decoupling of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), which manages the ...

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WSIS Forum: Support For General Assembly Decisions On Internet Governance from

Support from information and communication technology for implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 is the programmatic topic of the first post-WSIS+10 edition of the World Summit Information Society Forum (WSIS Forum ...

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Guest Post: The AIA, Inter Partes Review, and Takings Law from

In a provocative new article called “Taking Patents,” 72 Wash & Lee L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), Gregory Dolin (Baltimore) and Irina Manta (Hofstra) argue that the Federal Government effectuated a taking through its creation and implementation ...

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Washington Post not telling full story on Cuozzo/IPR? from

From a Washington Post piece on the Cuozzo case, and the ambiguities left by Congress as to IPR in the AIA:

The problem: Congress never told the agency [USPTO] how it was supposed to review ...

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Michelle Obama on NCIS from

Per the previews, NCIS on 3 May 2016 discussed "Joining Forces" at the 24 minute mark, and Michelle Obama
appeared at the 53 minute mark. Character Gibbs said "Honor to serve ma'am".

The underlying ...

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Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte Ltd. v. Asustek Computer, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2016) from

"Quick Look Test" Used by District Court to Support Lack of Preemption and Find Software Claims Patent Eligible By Joseph Herndon -- On April 15, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of ...

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The Recent Federal Circuit Decision in Acorda Therapeutics v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals May Not be the Last Word on Personal Jurisdiction in ANDA Cases from

Guest Post By: Paul Dietze and Mini Kapoor, Haynes and Boone, LLP[1]  On March 18, 2016, the Federal Circuit held that Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Mylan”), a generic drug manufacturer, was subject to specific personal ...

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