William Jay

William Jay

Goodwin Procter LLP

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Supreme Court to Decide Whether License Agreements May Require Payment of Royalties After Patent Expiration

The U.S. Supreme Court Friday agreed to revisit a longstanding precedent that bars patent owners from collecting royalties after their patents have expired, even if those post-expiration payments represent compensation for...more

12/16/2014 - Kimble v Marvel Enterprises License Agreements Licenses Patent Royalties Patents Royalties SCOTUS

Supreme Court Grants Cert in a Patent Case to Address Whether a Good Faith Belief in the Invalidity of a Patent is a Defense to a...

The Supreme Court today agreed to decide an important question of inducement liability under the Patent Act: whether a defendant accused of inducing infringement may defend on the ground that it believed in good faith that...more

12/8/2014 - Certiorari Cisco v CommilUSA Patent Infringement Patents SCOTUS

In Riley, Supreme Court Sets Mobile Device Privacy Expectations

In a recent decision with significant implications for smart phone users’ privacy expectations, the Supreme Court, in Riley v. California, unanimously rejected the application of the “incident to arrest doctrine” to law...more

7/7/2014 - Cell Phones Evidence Law Enforcement Riley v California SCOTUS Search Warrant

Court Ruling Puts Massachusetts Casinos At Risk

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Abdow v. Attorney General rejected challenges to a ballot initiative seeking the effective repeal of Massachusetts’s 2011 gaming law, directing the measure to be included...more

6/26/2014 - Casinos Gambling

Court Ruling Puts Massachusetts Casinos At Risk

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) released its decision in Abdow v. Attorney General, handing a victory to proponents of a Massachusetts electoral initiative that seeks the repeal of the Massachusetts...more

6/26/2014 - Gaming Legislative Agendas Licensing Rules Repeal

In Alice, Supreme Court Narrows Patent Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions

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 Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Risk Mitigation SCOTUS Software

Supreme Court Upholds Enforcement of Plan Document Limitations Period for Benefit Claims

In a decision handed down yesterday, Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co., the Supreme Court confirmed that ERISA plan documents may prescribe an enforceable limitations period for the assertion of benefits...more

12/18/2013 - Claims Limitations Period ERISA Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co. SCOTUS Statute of Limitations

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