Michael Renaud

Michael Renaud

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Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell: $1.5 Billion at Stake at the Federal Circuit

Currently on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is Carnegie Mellon University’s (“CMU”) $1.535 billion judgment for patent infringement against Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and Marvell...more

1/14/2015 - Appeals Carnegie Mellon Colleges Marvell Semiconductor Non-Practicing Entities Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Universities

Patentability of Software Post-Alice: How Do Courts Determine Whether an Idea is Abstract ?

Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l on patentable subject matter, courts have tried to follow the prescribed framework. Under Alice, patent claims are invalid if directed to “abstract ideas”...more

1/12/2015 - Bilski CLS Bank v Alice Corp Mayo v. Prometheus New Guidance Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Software USPTO

Patent Hold-Up or Patent Hold-Out? Judge Essex Adds His Voice to the SEP-FRAND Debate

Administrative Law Judge Essex recently issued the public version of his Initial Determination in ITC investigation No. 337-TA-868, ruling that the respondents are precluded from relying on the defense that the patent holder...more

7/11/2014 - FRAND Licenses Patent Litigation Patent-in-Suit Patents Standards-Essential Patents USPTO

Computer Implementation Not Enough to Render Abstract Ideas Patent Eligible

The Supreme Court yesterday issued its long-awaited decision in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International addressing the patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions under 35 USC §101. The Court’s unanimous...more

6/23/2014 - Alice Corporation CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents SCOTUS Software Technology

International Trade Commission Takes Steps to Promote Early Adjudication of Dispositive Issues

On June 24, 2013, the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) announced a pilot program for early adjudication of potentially-dispositive issues in investigations. The pilot program is part of ongoing efforts by the ITC to...more

7/5/2013 - Adjudicatory Process Copyright Investigations ITC Judges Section 337

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