In a 6-3 decision in Kimble v. Marvel, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to overturn the long-standing rule that bars a licensor from being able to collect royalties for sales after the expiration of the licensed patent—even if...more
For the first time, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled on a final decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in an inter partes review proceeding, or IPR. In a 2-1 decision, the Federal...more
The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which has nationwide jurisdiction for patent cases, must give deference to a district court’s factual findings in claim construction...more
A Pennsylvania federal magistrate judge has tossed an employer’s claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), holding that the CFAA does not extend to punish employees for the misuse of information that was accessed...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has announced several bright-line rules relating to copyright law in the important field of joint authorship. The first rule is that the statute of limitations for joint...more
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) may have given banks, financial institutions, and retailers more access to a powerful new tool to fight weak patents.
A recent Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) decision...more