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In our continuing efforts to highlight litigation trends that affect consumer product companies, we often focus on class actions brought in California and, especially, its federal Northern District. The Northern District of...more
In This Issue:
- Leaders in the News
- Event Highlights
- Innovator Profile
- Washington Update
- Energy Navigator
- Upcoming Events
- Excerpt from Washington Update:
The United States and...more
NAD Sniffs at Odor Protection Claims -
Concerned that a 48 hour antiperspirant/deodorant constitutes an overstated claim of “100% odor protection,” the National Advertising Division recommended...more
A good cross-examination should come off as scripted. California Evidence Code §767(a)(2) allows for leading questions on cross-examination, and a good trial attorney should lead the witness through the narrative using only...more
On November 7, 2014, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced a final rule implementing controls on exports, re-exports and transfers of a variety of goods, software and technologies for...more
The technological advances of post-WWII America spurred the growth of patenting of modern technology. From chemicals to useful bacteria, and from petroleum derivatives to computer chips, many of the inventions that are now a...more
Increasingly interconnected global businesses need to focus on how export controls and trade sanctions can affect their cross-border activities in unexpected ways.
For decades, the US Government has used trade...more
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently issued a $750,000 fine against an Intel subsidiary for the unlawful exportation of software products that enable encryption. This is a sharp departure from BIS’s historical...more
Windows often is a significant source of audit exposure. Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett, discusses the issues involved in documentation for Windows licenses....more
In This Presentation:
- Key IP Concerns for Software Tech Companies
- New Post-Grant Proceedings for Challenging Patents
- Impact of Alice on Software Patents and the Importance of Building a Strong Patent...more
Healthcare software dominates the list of top digital health investments in July. Of the 10 digital health companies that received venture, private equity or angel investments of $10 million or more, six provide software...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
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
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
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
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.
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
Implications of Alice v. CLS Bank -
Late last week, the United States Supreme Court decided Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, et al., a case the technology community had hoped would clarify what kinds of...more
For those of you interested in the patent component of “the useful Arts,” the Supreme Court recently issued its decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’. The decision was much anticipated because of the impact it was...more
In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Federal Circuit's en banc decision that petitioner Alice Corporation's asserted patent claims are invalid for being directed to a patent-ineligible abstract idea....more
Patent claims that merely require generic computer implementation do not transform a patent-ineligible abstract idea into a patent-eligible invention, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Alice Corp v. CLS Bank, decided on...more
The Supreme Court yesterday issued its long-awaited decision in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International addressing the patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions under 35 USC §101. The Court’s unanimous...more
On Thursday, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion on software and business method patents in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, et al. In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Thomas, the Court held all of...more
Combined offers have always drawn significant attention from French courts. This is all the more the case since combined offers are standard practices when selling computer equipments. Indeed, such equipments are most often...more
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