*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 Standard.
- For Want of An Algorithm The Patent Was Lost.
- Equitable Estoppel Bars Infringement Claims From An Earlier Patent, But Not From Later Continuation-in-Part Patent.
- Federal Circuit Reviews Jury Instructions “As a Whole” Rather Than Specific Challenged Instruction, Affirms Supplemental and Enhanced Damages For Post Trial Infringement.
- Copyright Protection Under The DMCA “Safe Harbor” Provision Affirmed.
- Limits On Discovery In Inter Partes Review Proceedings.
- China: Don’t Overlook Design Patent Protection.
*Clean Tech Bulletin:
- 2012 U.S. Clean Tech Patent Counts.
- Excerpt from First Sale Doctrine Applies To Copyrighted Works Lawfully Made Abroad:
In Kirtsaeng, the Supreme Court surprised a lot of prognosticators and ruled that the ‘first sale’ doctrine in copyright, 17 U.S.C. §109(a), which provides that “the owner of a particular copy … lawfully made under this title … is entitled, without the authority of the copyright owner, to sell or otherwise dispose of the possession of that copy”, is not limited geographically to the United States.
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