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On June 4, 2013, the White House issued a press release announcing its “Task Force on High-Tech Patent Issues.” The press release outlined five executive actions and seven legislative recommendations “designed to protect...more
In August 2012, the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in InterDigital Commc’ns v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, No. 2010-1093, reversing and remanding the International Trade Commission’s finding of no violation in Certain 3G Mobile...more
In This Issue:
News from the Bench:
- Six Ways to Sunday: Recent Federal Circuit Opinion Highlights Uncertainty in the Patent Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions
- The Federal Circuit Affirms...more
Merck Canada Inc and Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd v Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc -
Prior to their accession to the European Patent Convention, several states did not allow patent protection for pharmaceutical products. To...more
In This Issue:
- In The ITC:
..The Public Interest Factors – NEWEST PATENT TROLL COUNTERMEASURE?
..ITC or District Court? Look at the Math
- The New gTLDs And The Trademark Clearinghouse: Four Tips...more
The US District Court for the Southern District of New York recently held that alleged anticompetitive conduct by Chinese technology manufacturers taking place entirely within China did not create sufficient direct effects on...more
Federal Circuit Affirms Commission Determination That Litigation Activities Unrelated To Licensing Do Not Satisfy Domestic Industry – On May 13, 2013, the Federal Circuit affirmed a January 2012 Commission determination that...more
The "Commission is fundamentally a trade forum, not an intellectual property forum" [and] litigation expenses directed at preventing, instead of encouraging manufacture of, articles incorporating patented technology does not...more
On April 16, 2013, the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, held a hearing on “Abusive Patent Litigation: The Issues Impacting American Competitiveness and Job...more
- Viacom International v. Google Inc., USDC S.D. New York, April 18, 2013:
On remand from the Second Circuit, district court grants summary judgment in favor of Google and its YouTube platform on all copyright...more
Google has revised its AdWords trade mark policy which is currently in place in Australia, Hong Kong, China, Macau, Taiwan, New Zealand, South Korea and Brazil and these changes will come into effect on 23 April 2013. From...more
In This Issue:
- Data-Breach Class Actions After the Supreme Court Decision in Clapper
- California Supreme Court Holds That Song-Beverly Credit Card Act Does Not Apply to Online Purchases
*News from the Bench:
- First Sale Doctrine Applies To Copyrighted Works Lawfully Made Abroad.
- Dissenting Federal Circuit Judges Abide By The Akamai Standard.
- More On Joint Infringement and The Akamai...more
The Internet is widely used by organizations and individuals to communicate and conduct business globally. Courts are recognizing that traditional methods of serving pleadings and documents may not be sufficient when it comes...more
An important federal appeals court has determined that a Connecticut court has jurisdiction over a Canadian citizen whose only act in Connecticut was accessing information on a computer server located in Connecticut. In...more
In This Issue:
*News From The Bench:
- Claim Construction: “Only One” Or “More Than One.”
- No Need To Include Claim Construction in Design Patent Infringement Complaint.
- CAFC Finds That Adapting...more
On February 15, 2013, the Seoul Western District Court in South Korea issued a judgment in a collective consumer action against a South Korean company for a data breach involving personal data in its possession. Importantly,...more
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on European Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) for Further Medical Uses: With a remarkable ruling from July 2012 (Neurim Pharmaceuticals, C-130/11), the European Court of Justice...more
Cloud computing has become an increasingly popular option for businesses to cheaply and efficiently manage their data systems. Businesses interested in utilizing these services should be cautious, however, when entering into...more
Last month, a federal appeals court issued a ruling permitting an employer in Connecticut to pursue a claim against a former employee who allegedly misappropriated the employer's confidential information from outside the...more
In a decision that could make it easier for U.S. companies to enforce claims against employees who commit cyber theft from remote locations, including from beyond U.S. borders, the Second Circuit breathed life into a...more
Originally published in Forresters on January 6, 2012.
The patent -
NovozymesFollowing grant of a patent to Novozymes in November 2009, the patent was asserted in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands...more
On December 3, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Celador International, Inc. v. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., et al. upheld an interesting jury verdict, resulting in a $319 million judgment...more
Originally published in Pharmaceutical Outsourcing’s website on December 2012.
Patent law is changing rapidly. The changes are putting even greater pressure on patents as a tool for protecting a pharmaceutical or...more
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