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Convergence: Growing Dissatisfaction with Biglaw and the Rise of the Alternatives
IP|Trend: Starting Up Your Protection of Intellectual Property
Richard Susskind (@RichardSusskind) Discusses His Lifetime Interest in the Future of Law
Polsinelli Podcasts - The Virtual World and Wage and Hour Issues
How Fenwick Partners Caught the Tech Wave
Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Summer/Fall 2014: Tech Sector Continues to Drive Bay Area Commercial Real Estate
Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Summer/Fall 2014: San Diego Joins Southern California Real Estate Recovery
Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Summer/Fall 2014: California’s Tech Boom Drives New Demand for Office Space
Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Summer/Fall 2014: Coastal Boom Leads California’s Real Estate Recovery
How is Graphene Currently Used and What is the Hope for the Future?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 72-interview with Michael Rasmussen
The Building Blocks of a Technology Deal
Consultant: Legal Ethics Rulemaking Outpaced By Technology
The Deal's 2nd half M&A scene: Interview with Spencer Klein, Morrison Foerster
Polsinelli Podcast - Emerging Technology & Startup Companies
Compliance Advice on SEC’s Market Access Rule from Julie Dixon of Titan Regulation
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U.S. Patent X000001 was granted on July 31, 1790 to Samuel Hopkins. The original document went missing for many years, only resurfacing in 1956.
The inventor named is Samuel Hopkins, but which Samuel Hopkins was much in...more
What Is a "technological invention"?
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Andrews, J. Defendants’ motion to dismiss amended complaints for failure to claim patent-eligible subject matter pursuant to § 101 is granted in part. The court heard oral argument and considered plaintiff’s proposed claim...more
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New data shows a sharp increase in the number of patent troll lawsuits being filed against energy companies in 2015.
As we predicted in our March 2014 White Paper, “Are Patent Trolls Now Targeting the Energy...more
1. Background -
In 2006, Akamai Technologies ("Akamai") sued Limelight Networks, Inc. ("Limelight") in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,108,703. The...more
Intellectual property (IP) law is undergoing a major transformation just as additive manufacturing? or 3D printing? has begun to revolutionize the manufacturing industry. The interplay between these two forces could end up...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
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
As reported here last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the PATENT Act bill, with a Managers Amendment that includes several IPR-specific provisions.
With this Amendment, the PATENT Act now has two major...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
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
Regular readers know I am a fan of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. The show has done multiple segments relevant to our topics of discussion. They recently did a segment on patent reform....more
In the wake of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert leaving their respective shows on Comedy Central for newer pastures, John Oliver has emerged as a new beacon of political humor and satire. If you haven’t watched his show, and...more
In a forum held last month on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Alexandria campus, Office representatives discussed the Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility, which was released in December, and received...more
China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced an RMB 6.088 billion (approximately US$975 million and €863 million) fine against Qualcomm Inc. for alleged abuse of its market position in China in...more
On February 8, 2015, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) adopted a new patent policy for standards-essential patents (SEPs) in IEEE standards. This comes in the midst of rapid developments in the high...more
In an order dated February 4, 2015, the Honorable George A. O’Toole, Jr. effectively ended Woburn-based Skyworks Solutions, Inc.’s effort to enforce patent rights against manufacturers of LED driver products used in...more
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered nearly twenty patent cases pending across six districts (including Connecticut, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and the Northern and Southern districts of California) and...more
Feb. 3, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- David Marcus, reporter for The Deal, talks with Lee Pacchia about how a recent sale of a patent portfolio could signal a slowdown in patent litigation work. Lee wonders if this spells a problem...more
Digital healthcare, the confluence of digital technology with medical and other biological fields, has become an ever-increasing presence in our daily lives. Ideas that seemed nearly impossible just a few years ago (such as...more
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