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 that “Infringement” Under 35 U.S.C. §284 Does Not Encompass Sales Outside the U.S.

- Prosecution Disclaimer Trips up Patentee on the Scope of “Device” in a Medical Device Case.

- International Trade Commission Establishes A 100-Day Initial Determination Procedure For Early Resolution Of Dispositive Issues

- When Does Comity Allow Enjoining a Patentee from Enforcing a Patent Injunction obtained in a Foreign Jurisdiction in a RAND Dispute Originating in the U.S.?

- Appealing Damage Awards—Lost Profit Calculations and failure to Appeal Denial of a Daubert Challenge

- Patent Notes:

- Is the PTO Issuing Too Many Patents of Low Quality? Judge Posner Sounds an Alarm

- Chinese Supreme Court Opens Up Patent Disputes to Lower Courts

- Excerpt from Chinese Supreme Court Opens Up Patent Disputes to Lower Courts:

A recent decision by the Chinese Supreme Court will allow local lower courts to hear patent disputes. The decision was viewed as a step in the wrong direction by many patent observers who were hoping that China would move toward a centralized IP court that, in turn, would lead to more uniform and predictable patent standards.

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