Compiling Successful IP Solutions for Software Developers
Drafting Software Patents In A Post-Alice World
Polsinelli Podcasts - Hear How the SCOTUS Ruling May Impact Patent-Eligible Subject Matter for Software
IP|Trend: New Era in Protection of Software by Intellectual Property Law?
What are the Implications of Alice v. CLS?
What Does the Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Mean to a Software Entrepreneur?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 11 with Eddie Cogan
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
How Bryan Cave Translates Firm Financial Data Into Stories
A recall notice to fix critical control software on 1.4 million vehicles should raise concerns for companies, brokers and insurers across several business lines. The vulnerability of vital control systems to a remote hacking...more
The U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently published a proposed rule enhancing controls on certain cybersecurity items under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Specifically, the...more
In its first substantive application of Alice v. CLS Bank in 2015, the Federal Circuit has once again shot down claims for not meeting the patent-eligibility requirements of 35 U.S.C. § 101.
In 2012, OIP sued Amazon in...more
The Commerce Department’s export control agency, BIS, has proposed a new rule to control exports of equipment and software designed or modified to perform network intrusion and internet protocol communications surveillance. ...more
In This Issue:
- Export Control Reform Initiative
- DDTC Proposed Rule
- BIS Proposed Rule
- For More Information
- Excerpt from Export Control Reform Initiative:
By way of background, the Export...more
You are the chief legal officer of a U.S. company. Your CEO walks into your office and announces that your company is about to conclude its first international sale. In addition, the company has just appointed distributors in...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
The Ultramercial story is not over. In the latest step of a controversial case involving 35 U.S.C. § 101 that has been ongoing since 2009, patentee Ultramercial has petitioned the Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari. The...more
In four orders addressing the requirements for instituting a covered business method (CBM) review, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)) found the “financial product or service”...more
Commil, USA, LLC sued Cisco Systems, Inc. for patent infringement and inducing patent infringement with regard to Commil’s patented method of implementing short-range wireless networks. Today, in Commil, USA, LLC v. Cisco...more
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, May 26 that a good-faith belief that a patent is invalid is not a defense to a claim of inducing infringement. Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Sys., Inc., No. 13-1986 (May 26, 2015). The Supreme...more
On May 5, 2015, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) proposed extensive revisions to the current U.S. export...more
Previously we’ve discussed Hooli’s reverse engineering of Pied Piper’s technology and the threatened lawsuit for ownership of the technology. In Episode 14, Pied Piper faces a new threat: Endframe, a Pied Piper competitor,...more
Beacons have been around for years in online and mobile media channels, but they now seem poised to dramatically impact brick-and-mortar businesses. A growing list of major companies are currently vying to bring...more
Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration, Inc. (APHII) recently announced a new application called HealthConnect. APHII is the healthcare division of PilotFish Technology, a provider of middleware solutions for the...more
The list of military goods, software and technology that are subject to export controls has been revised on 24 March 2015. The changes have been made through the Export Control (Amendment) Order 2015 which replaces Schedule 2...more
If you need any evidence that modern vehicles are becoming more computer than car, look no further than this month’s over-the-air update from Tesla Motors pushed out to all of its Model S sedans. Like the latest iOS from...more
By every indication we are about to witness a dramatic leap in technology-enabled ethics and compliance.
Tech Advancement in Key E&C Areas -
Trends and our own client experiences are demonstrating that we are...more
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
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