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Apple Ordered to Pay $506 Million to the University of Wisconsin for Infringing its Computer Processor Chip Patent

by Knobbe Martens on

Patent Judgments & Awards - Wisconsin Alumni Research Found. V. Apple, Inc., No. 14-CV-062-WMC (W.D. Wisc.) On July 25, 2017, a federal court in Wisconsin ordered Apple to pay a whopping $506 million for infringement of...more

PTAB Finds Sovereign Immunity Applies to IPRs for State Universities

by Winstead PC on

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) dismissed three inter partes review (IPR) proceedings involving the University of Florida based on sovereign immunity. As background, the University of Florida Research Foundation...more

Likelihood of “Initial Interest” Confusion Powers The University of Houston to Preliminary Injunction Win in Law School Name...

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On June 22, 2016, the South Texas College of Law announced that it was changing its name to Houston College of Law. This seems like a natural choice, as the school is based in Houston and is a stand-alone institution not...more

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

by Mintz Levin on

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

Court Rules Against Georgia State University in E-Reserves Case

by Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC on

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a long-awaited decision in the Georgia State e-reserves copyright case on October 17, 2014. The Court of Appeals reversed and remanded to the District Court...more

Georgia State Academic Fair Use Decision Vacated by 11th Circuit: A (Relatively) Quick Read for the Busy Practitioner

Last Friday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated and remanded the Northern District of Georgia’s 350-page fair use analysis of the electronic reserves practices at Georgia State University (“GSU”). Although this...more

University Patenting and Large Damage Awards – Latest Development

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

This week, press reports show Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) received a large, jury damage award ($1.17B) in a patent infringement lawsuit. This significant development is part of the on-going important policy dialog about...more

Publishers Appeal Georgia State University Copyright Ruling

We’ve previously written about the academic publishing industry’s lawsuit against Georgia State University (“GSU”) and its library system’s electronic reserve practices. In May, Northern District of Georgia Judge Orinda...more

Federal District Court’s Copyright Ruling Favors Georgia State University

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In a case that has been closely watched through the higher education community, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia held on May 11, 2012, that Georgia State University (GSU) was entitled to prevail in...more

GSU Scores a Victory for Academic Fair Use in Landmark Copyright Case

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In a landmark decision on the nature of copyright law in the digital age, a federal judge in Atlanta has ruled in favor of officials at Georgia State University on nearly all the copyright infringement claims lodged by a trio...more

Relief for IP Rights Infringement Is Primarily Equitable

by Charles E. Rounds, Jr. on

This article examines the equitable remedy of restitution for unjust enrichment in the IP rights infringement context. ...more

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