Last Month at the Federal Circuit - May 2010

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In this Issue:

*Term of Degree “Readily” Not Indefinite If Patent Supplies Standard for Measuring Scope

*Court Affirms Dismissal of a DJ Complaint Based on Absence of an Actual Controversy

*Court Affirms SJ That Google’s Online Advertising System Did Not Infringe

*Plaintiff University Fails to Provide Clear and Convincing Evidence of Joint Inventorship Where the Parties’ Respective Stories Are “Equally Plausible”

*Court Affirms Board’s Finding of Adequate Written Description and Reverses Board’s Finding of Failure to Establish Actual Reduction to Practice in an Interference

*Court Affirms Board’s Interference Ruling After Finding Claims Satisfied Written Description Requirement

*Federal Circuit Clarifies That the Rule Against Reissue Recapture Applies to Subject Matter Surrendered During Prosecution of Related Patent Applications

*Recordation of Patent Assignment at the PTO Created a Presumption of Validity of the Assignment

*Claims to a Controller with Multiple Input Members Were Not Supported by Earlier Application That Described a Controller with a Single Input Member

*Confusion Is Likely Between the Marks “ML” and “ML MARK LEES” for Identical Goods

*And MORE

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Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, Intellectual Property Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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