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Ribbon Communications Files Two More Lawsuits against Metaswitch In Ongoing Patent Battle

Cloud competitor cases are definitely on the rise over the past year. We’ve seen patent infringement lawsuits from established cloud players such as Symantec, BMC Software and Citrix against their emerging cloud competition,...more

What is blockchain and how will it affect me?

The term “blockchain” is everywhere, and it is likely that you will interact with blockchain technology every day in the years to come. Blockchain technology recently came to the public’s attention thanks to rising prices...more

It’s 2018: The Impact Of IP Decisions From 2017

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

2017 saw a bumper crop of Supreme Court decisions on intellectual property matters around the world including eight by the United States Supreme Court, two by the Canadian Supreme Court, and two by the United Kingdom Supreme...more

IP Strategies For Next-Generation Cybersecurity Technologies

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The growing cybersecurity technology industry has quickly become one of the most important industries in the world today. With products that are critical to businesses in countless fields, including finance, healthcare,...more

Blockchain Variations: Sidechains, Slidechains and the Potential of the Fork

As the blockchain avalanche continues, and ever-increasing numbers of blockchain-based patent applications seek issuance, savvy inventors and practitioners continue probing for patent-eligible space. Blockchain apps...more

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Spring 2018

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Bitcoin is often portrayed as an untraceable method of payment that facilitates illicit activities by enabling criminals to make and receive payments without being tracked. This depiction implies that users transacting in...more

Rise Of New CRISPR Inventions: The Toolbox Of Research Applications For CRISPR-Based Systems Continues To Expand

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Introduction - Although much of the reporting around CRISPR tends to focus on its cleavage based ability to knock out or repair targeted sequences of DNA in a genome, particularly for human therapeutic or agricultural...more

Japan Invests in Astronautical Start-ups

Michael Sheetz of CNBC reports “Japan is offering $940 million to fund space start-ups in a new push to grow the industry, the government announced Tuesday at an event in Tokyo” and that “funds will be made available through...more

How Will Artificial Intelligence Impact IP Litigation?

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

If you read my TechCrunch article from last year, you know where this is headed. Artificial intelligence is finally hitting the mainstream, with autonomous vehicles soon on the road here in California. ...more

Recent Federal Circuit Decisions Emphasize Effect of Factual Questions on Patent Eligibility

by Knobbe Martens on

In two recent cases, the Federal Circuit addressed the role of factual questions in resolving patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The first case was Berkheimer v. HP Inc. and the second was Aatrix Software v. Green...more

Avoiding Early § 101 Dismissal with Factual Disputes

Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank in 2014, there has been an increasing trend in district courts granting pretrial dispositive motions to effect early dismissal of patent infringement cases under...more

The Patent Landscape of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

With Bitcoin and alternative coins, such as Ethereum, Ripple, and Cardano, experiencing volatile price swings, cryptocurrencies have rapidly become mainstream and widely discussed, with many seeking to find ways to profit...more

Protecting Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Innovations Through Patents: Subject Matter Eligibility

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Artificial intelligence ("AI") and big data ("BD") innovations are a driving force of the current technological revolution, dramatically changing the way we search for information, communicate, operate devices,...more

The Tricky Art of Assessing Damages for Infringement of Software-Related Patents

What is it worth to be able to block employees from using social media while on the job? And how should one determine that value, exactly? While it might be easy to determine the value of a stand-alone invention, it is much...more

Employer Lacks Right to Sue for Patent Infringement When Employment Agreement Fails to Assign Employee Inventions

An employer lacked standing to sue for patent infringement because the employment agreement with the inventor simply provided an obligation to assign in the future, rather than an assignment that is effective without further...more

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: An Overview - TPP, Minus the United States, Avoids Complete...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPATPP) is scheduled to be signed on March 8, 2018, in Santiago, Chile. • CPATPP, also known as TPP-11, is the result of the United States'...more

Declaratory Judgment Litigation Brought by Biosimilar Manufacturers

by Fish & Richardson on

Courts have begun to shape the contours of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”) and the progress of biosimilar litigation, but the use of declaratory judgment actions by biosimilar manufacturers...more

First Circuit Holds Rejection of Trademark License Leaves Licensee With Only a Claim for Pre-petition Damages – No Right to...

The First Circuit in Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC (In re Tempnology, LLC), 879 F.3d 389 (1st Cir. 2018), recently held that the Debtor’s rejection of a trademark license left the licensee with only a...more

Citrix Files Patent Infringement And Unfair Competition Strike Against Avi Networks’ Cloud Application Delivery Platform For...

In another example of a competitor-based patent lawsuit involving cloud computing, Citrix Systems filed a major lawsuit against its newcomer competitor Avi Networks in the U.S. District Court of Delaware in December 2017. ...more

Federal Circuit Addresses On-Sale Bar in The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc. . . . Again

by Locke Lord LLP on

On February 6, 2018, the Federal Circuit issued another decision in The Medicines Company v. Hospira, Inc., addressing whether an agreement satisfies the “commercial offer for sale” prong of the on-sale bar under 35 U.S.C. §...more

Methods of Genetic Testing Still Patentable

by K&L Gates LLP on

This afternoon the Federal Court handed down its highly anticipated decision in Meat & Livestock Australia Limited v Cargill, Inc [2018] FCA 51. The matter has attracted substantial media attention in Australia and generated...more

Court Grants Rehearing In Light Of Wi-Fi One

by Jones Day on

Eleven days after the Federal Circuit’s en banc opinion in Wi-Fi Onc, LLC v. Broadcom Corp., Nos. 15-1944, -1945 & -1946 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 8, 2018), a three-judge panel granted a petition by patent owner Click-to-Call...more

Cybersecurity Patent Strategies Vs. The Growing Barriers To Software Patents

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

More and more companies who offer blockchain and other next generation cybersecurity technologies are seeking patents to help protect their competitive position. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) Technology...more

The Internet of Things and connected cars: new opportunities and risks

by DLA Piper on

The automotive industry is undergoing tremendous change, both in the technology it employs and in the way it does business. People and companies are changing the way they think about cars and car travel. A big part of this...more

The Blockchain Patent Gold Rush

by Field Law on

The blockchain technology underlying BitCoin and other cryptocurrencies was originally designed and conceived as an open protocol that would not be owned by any one centralized entity, whether government or private. Just...more

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