Cantor Colburn Ideas in Intellectual Property Law Newsletter June July 2009


Cantor Colburn LLP is pleased to present the June/July 2009 issue of Ideas on Intellectual Property Law. In this issue, we discuss:

Ricoh Co., Ltd. v. Quanta Computer Inc., in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that bundling an infringing component in a product with substantial noninfringing use won’t protect a manufacturer from patent infringement liability.

In re Bilski, in which the Federal Circuit adopts definitive test for method patentability.

Bd. of Supervisors for La. State Univ. Agric. & Mech. Coll. v. Smack Apparel Co., in which the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules on whether unregistered marks-- in the form of collegiate athletic team color schemes-- are legally protectable or merely descriptive.

Societe Civile Succession Richard Guino v. Renoir, in which we discusses certain exceptions to the general rule under U.S. copyright law that works created before 1923 are in the public domain.

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