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The Supreme Court’s ruling against broadly claimed software patents in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank leaves many questions on patent eligibility unanswered, which means the controversy and confusion over the scope of patent...more
Judge Engelmayer found claims of DietGoal’s U.S. Patent No. 6,858,516 (“Method and system for computerized visual behavior analysis, training, and planning”) invalid under § 101, and so he granted Bravo’s motion for summary...more
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit confirmed that a party claiming infringement of copyrighted computer software must identify those...more
Ever since the GPLv2 was released in 1991, lawyers and software professionals have analyzed its terms, blogged about them and argued about them. Interpretations of GPLv2 have evolved over the years and there is a consistent...more
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (Department) has just released Tax Bulletin TB-ST-128 (Tax Bulletin), addressing how the state’s sales tax applies to sales of computer software and related services. The...more
The Idaho Sales Tax Rules Committee is currently revising Rule 027, Computer Equipment, Software, and Data Services, in response to the passage of H.B. 598. The Committee met for the last time on July 24 to discuss the draft...more
Constantly looking for ways to increase productivity and efficiency, the energy industry is increasingly looking to innovative software solutions from technology vendors. This article offers suggestions for a company to...more
Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares three important differences between BSA | The Software Alliance and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) audits and ones initiated by software...more
Conventional wisdom holds that software algorithms and source code can be protected as trade secrets, but broader technology “design concepts” can only be safeguarded by registering for patent protection. But that...more
TECHNOLOGY increasingly forms an essential component of every sophisticated warehousing and logistics operation. The prudent development and use of such technology (including, but not limited to, warehouse management...more
In This Issue:
- Fifth Circuit Reins In Trend of Expanding ESA Liability for Remote Harm
- Japan's Pivotal Role in the Global LNG Industry's 50-Year History
- Government of Greece to Launch New Licensing...more
As reported here last month, the USPTO recently issued a memorandum to the Examination Corps, entitled “Preliminary Examination Instructions in view of the Supreme Court Decision in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank...more
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security recently reached a $115,000 civil settlement agreement with a California-based global technology company on the basis that it violated several export control...more
As we reported on Monday, due to a massive software failure of the Department of State’s Consular Consolidated Database (CCD), there continue to be delays in the issuance of visas at consular posts around the globe. Passports...more
Businesses that support the sharing economy continue to grow, as evidenced by this week's news headlines. Airbnb announced it is partnering with Concur, a commonly used expense account management software. This partnership,...more
The Financial Conduct Authority has published a document setting out a list of points for financial services firms to consider when preparing for and evaluating third-party technology banking solutions.
Last month the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced still further relaxation of its oversight over anything qualifying as a “medical device data system,” or MDDS. The announcement should come as welcome news to a great...more
As if the nation’s bar examinees didn’t have enough to worry about — last night, the company administering the process for any test-taker using his or her laptop to take yesterday’s essay portion of the exam experienced what...more
On June 30, 2013, the Vermont sales tax moratorium on remote access to software expired. At that time, the Vermont Department of Taxes (Department) reverted to its prior position that interpreted, without any analysis, the...more
The DLA Piper IPT team in Edinburgh has developed an innovative new contract template which they are piloting with selected clients. The template is an agile software development contract.
Agile methodologies (such as...more
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously affirmed its earlier ruling on patent claims involving computers and software. In light of that decision, companies and inventors that have business methods patents, software...more
What do lawyers and Pakistani factory workers have in common? More than you think. Especially when it comes to innovation....more
Software patents have been having a rough time of it lately. It seems everyone has something bad to say about them, from the courts to the press, and even some software engineers.
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In a recent federal case, section 75-1.1 made the difference between the plaintiff recovering nothing and recovering almost two million dollars. This outcome underscores two key features of section 75-1.1...more
Six days after the Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, which invalidated certain patents disclosing “a computer-implemented scheme for mitigating ‘settlement risk,’” the USPTO issued its own...more
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