Intellectual Property Newsletter - November 2012


In This Issue:

- Back to the Future: Fed Circuit Affirms Doctrine of Equivalents for Later-Arising Computer Technology.

- Federal Circuit to Revisit §101 Issues Relating to Computer-Implemented Inventions.

- Second Bite of the Apple — Fed Circuit Reverses Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus Smartphone.

- Even in Death, an Immediate, Concrete Dispute is Required for Declaratory-Judgment Jurisdiction.

- Patent Dispute over Chewing Gum with Menthol and Coolant Leaves Unpleasant Taste.

- PATENT Notes In This Issue:

.. U.S. Patent Practice: Proposed Rules to Limit E-Discovery in ITC cases.

.. Foreign Patent Practice On the Road to a Unitary EU patent.

- Clean-Tech Bulletin:

.. Winning the Green Innovation Economy: Recent Report on Worldwide Patent from the U-VA Batten Institute.

- K&S IP Highlights:

.. Major copyright victory of University of Georgia and Georgia State.

.. Recent conference presentations.

.. Quiz - Identify the IP Case in Rap Disguise.

Excerpt from Back to the Future: Fed Circuit Affirms Doctrine of Equivalents for Later-Arising Computer Technology:

Energy Transportation Group, Inc. v. William Demant Holding A/S, No. 2011-1487 (Oct. 12, 2012).

Energy Transportation Group (ETG) owns two patents whose claims cover a method and device for suppressing feedback noise in hearing aids. At trial, the accused hearing aids, which incorporate laterdeveloped technology for automatically and continuously adjusting the feedback suppression signal, were held to infringe the claims of the ETG patents, literally or under the doctrine of equivalents. The Fed Circuit affirmed...

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