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USPTO to Replace EFS-Web and PAIR -
In an article posted on the Director's Forum blog, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Deputy Director Russ Slifer announced that the Office would begin implementing a new system that...more
Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit court of appeals issued a decision affirming Judge Robart’s RAND decision in the much watched Microsoft v. Motorola case, basically ruling that the determination of a reasonable and...more
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to grant certiorari in the case of Google, Inc. v. Oracle America, Inc., a closely watched case regarding the eligibility of software for copyright protection. The Supreme Court’s decision...more
In this Presentation:
- Internet of Things - definition
- But what is it all about?
- But not just that...
- The IoT market in figures...
- Beecham Research - view of the World
- The Connected...more
B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.
Holding: A Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) ruling refusing registration on likelihood of confusion grounds can have preclusive effect on a district...more
One of the worst kept secrets is the experienced and expected growth in healthcare IT. In 2013, over $650 million was invested into healthcare IT companies, and the trend is continuing to grow. Combined with the fact that...more
Addressing the issue of unpatentable subject matter in a post-Alice world, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) recently invalidated two patents under § 101 in separate covered business...more
Decided on June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court decision on Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International has introduced a lot of uncertainty regarding patent-eligibility of certain types of technologies. In particular, Alice indicated...more
There’s something off about Google’s Patent Purchase Promotion....more
Last week, Google announced its new “Patent Purchase Promotion.” Under this program, for a two-week period, companies and individuals will have an opportunity to offer their patents to Google for purchase for a price...more
In This Issue:
- DUBAI’S d3: National talent meets international brands
- COMBATTING COUNTERFEIT GOODS ONLINE: Are Alibaba’s anti-counterfeiting efforts enough?
- A GUIDE TO PROTECTING A NEW FASHION ITEM: Our...more
For the first week of April, AliceStorm continues unabated, and though the indices are down, the damage spreads. Not surprisingly, the Eastern District of Texas appears to have become the eye of the storm--that place of calm...more
We’ve all heard of Google. -
But have you heard of Google X? -
Google X is Google’s somewhat secret research facility, a la Q Branch of Ian Fleming’s 007 spy novel fame, which has as its mission the...more
Trial was scheduled for next week, but Boston-based Skyhook and Google, Inc. reached a settlement, according to a Court paper filed yesterday. The lead up to the trial in Skyhook v. Google was filled, though, with...more
Judge Rya W. Zobel’s recent decision denying a set of Google’s summary judgment motions has cleared the way for trial. Skyhook initially sued Google for infringement of thirteen patents. Currently, eight patents remain at...more
In the closing decades of the twentieth century, the United States Supreme Court appeared to follow an informal policy of benign neglect toward the law of intellectual property. The Court entertained a case every few years...more
Transcenic, Inc. v. Google, Inc., C.A. No. 11-582-LPS, January 12, 2015.
Stark, J. Court resolves dispute regarding curative jury instruction relating to damages....more
Samsung Elecs. Co. v. Black Hills Media, LLC; Medtronic, Inc. v. Robert Bosch Healthcare Sys., Inc. -
Two recent decisions from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) clarify the test for identifying the...more
We’ve all heard of Google.
But have you heard of Google X?
Google X is Google’s super somewhat secret research facility, a la Q Branch of Ian Fleming’s 007 spy novel fame, which has as its mission the...more
BuySAFE, Inc. v. Google, Inc. and Loyalty Conversion Systems Corp. v. American Airlines, Inc. -
Addressing subject matter eligibility of claims purporting to apply abstract mental processes directed to business...more
Interval Licensing LLC v. AOL, Inc. -
Providing further elaboration on the “reasonable certainty” standard in an indefiniteness analysis involving a term of degree, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...more
In Google Inc. v. Arendi S.A.R.L., IPR2014-00452, Paper 16 (October 27, 2014), the Board advised the patent owner on addressing dependent claims when an independent claim is amended. ...more
Inequitable Conduct Ruling Upheld -
In AMERICAN CALCAR, INC. v. AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., Appeal No. 2013-1061, the Federal Circuit affirmed a finding of inequitable conduct.
Calcar asserted patents related to...more
A “Hail Mary” of sorts, for Patent Owners, in their fight to defend the patentability of a challenged patent, can be an argument that a particular prior art reference is not relevant to the patentability analysis because it...more
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. case to determine whether appellate courts should afford any deference to a trial court's claim construction...more
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