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To secure a patent in the United States, an invention must meet a number of requirements. In addition to being novel, useful, and non-obvious (35 U.S.C. §102 and §103), an invention must...more
Technology's impact on privacy took center stage in news headlines this week. The New York Times and National Public Radio (NPR) both reported on alternative software tools to track employees in the workplace - one tool...more
There has been a lingering, divisive question in the software industry as to whether application programming interfaces (APIs) are entitled to copyright subject matter protection. Critics argue that this type of source code...more
Google had lead the push to develop driverless cars and has made great strides in making them a reality on our streets. As driverless cars are already on the roads of many cities across Florida it has become clear the...more
On 31 May 2012, U.S. District Judge William Alsup delivered a detailed judgement upholding the principle that APIs are not protected by copyright in the Oracle v Google case. Oracle filed an appeal to the ruling in October...more
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..Quinn Emanuel to Open Sydney Office
..Firm Expands Mass Torts and Products Liability Practice
..Susheel Kirpalani Named a 2012 “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American...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
A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media.
In This Issue:
- USPTO Dives Into Software Patent Debate With New Group
- The Hidden Risks Behind Facebook's...more
Originally published in Chapter 17 of the State Bar of Texas - Advanced Intellectual Property Law.
II. In Which Our Hero is Dashed on the Rocky Shoals of Software Coypright
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