San Francisco-based AliveCor,Inc. recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the company clearance for two new algorithms for its Smart Phone-based ECG device, the AliveCor Heart Monitor and...more
I commented in a prior blog on the lack of clarity in the patent law with respect to the patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions. Recent cases reflect an even further tightening of the rules with respect to...more
The SEC announced last week that it had charged, in settled administrative proceedings, 28 individuals and investment firms that failed to “promptly report information about their holdings and transactions in company stock”...more
As we mentioned in a recent blog post, a federal magistrate judge in the District of Nevada recently refused to allow a party to use technology-assisted review (TAR) on top of its use of search terms to screen documents...more
High speed trading and the use of algorithms is a key topic of debate. An investment strategy centered on an algorithm for use in the currency markets is at the center of a settled administrative proceeding filed by the...more
Recent changes to Google’s guidelines coupled with statements from Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s Webspam team, that disparage the usefulness of press releases have made many firms nervous about their rankings and the...more
Google’s Panda and Penguin updates have changed the way search engines function. Unfortunately, those changes have also been accompanied by massive penalties to some law firm websites; around 12% of all search traffic was...more
A standout link profile is at the heart of legal search engine optimization. This sort of online networking not only aids in the connection to related sites, but it also satisfies Google’s search algorithms in a manner that...more
*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...more
On February 1, 2013, District Judge Anthony J. Battaglia for the Southern District of California awarded the prevailing parties over $12.4 million in attorneys’ fees; $2.8 million of which were related to fees generated from...more
The Federal Circuit, in Function Media v. Google, has determined that use of “means” language in a claim can lead to indefiniteness.
Functional Media sued Google for infringement of three patents regarding advertising...more
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