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Supreme Court Limits Induced Infringement Liability—For Now

On June 2, 2014, in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., et al., No. 12-786, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected the Federal Circuit’s conclusion that a defendant can be liable for inducing infringement...more

6/6/2014 - Akamai Technologies Induced Infringement Limelight Limelight Networks Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

Supreme Court Strengthens the Definiteness Requirement for Patent Claims

On June 2, 2014, in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., No. 13-369, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected the Federal Circuit’s test for determining indefiniteness of a patent claim as “lack[ing] the precision that §...more

6/5/2014 - Definiteness Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

Supreme Court Copyright Decision Determines When Laches Applies

On May 19, 2014, in a six-to-three decision written by Justice Ginsburg, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the doctrine of laches did not bar either legal or equitable relief in a copyright case that was brought within the...more

5/27/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Equitable Relief Laches MGM Petrella v. MGM SCOTUS Statute of Limitations

Supreme Court Makes It Easier for District Courts to Sanction Unreasonable Patent Litigants

Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced its much-anticipated decisions concerning a district court’s authority to award attorney fees in “exceptional” patent cases under 35 U.S.C. § 285. Those two decisions provide greater...more

4/30/2014 - Attorney's Fees Highmark v. Allcare Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

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