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Trade Secrets or Patents – Why Software Presents No “One Size Fits All” Solution

There are many ways to obtain intellectual property protection for software creations. Many keep the software code confidential and maintain the software as a trade secret....more

Second Bite at Invalidity Proves Fruitless

Order Denying Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings, Klaustech, Inc. v. AdMob, Inc., Case No. 10-cv-05899-JSW(Judge Jeffrey S. White) - As noted previously on Orrick’s blog, here, here, and here, 35 U.S.C. §101 motions...more

CAFC Finds Patent Claiming Software-Related Invention is Patentable

For the first time since the Supreme Court’s Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l decision this past summer, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has found that a patent claiming a software-related invention...more

Viability of certain Internet and software patents reconfirmed in DDR Holdings, LLC v.

DDR Holdings, LLC v., L.P., Appeal No. 2013-1505 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 5, 2014) For those following the law of patent eligibility in the United States, a December 5, 2014 precedential decision by the Court of...more

DDR Holdings, LLC v., L.P. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

DDR Holdings ("DDR") sued and several other defendants in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, alleging infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,993,572 and 7,818,399. DDR eventually...more

Captain Obvious Issues Most Obvious FLSA Decision of 2014 (So Far...)

If you have been anywhere near a TV or radio over the past few months, you have probably seen or heard the ads for featuring Captain Obvious. If you’re from the Midwest, and Indiana in particular, it has probably...more

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