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In non-precedential decision, CAFC says prevailing party can challenge claim construction

what is particularly interesting about this case is that Smith, who had prevailed at the district court and was awarded about $322,500 in damages, thought he could not …
By John M. Rogitz
14 days ago 0

Ars Technica reports confuse “patent troll” with legitimate patent owners enforcing property rights

To be fair, the coverage by Ars Technica doesn’t take the same vituperative tone as other voices who have concerns related to abuses of the U.…
By Steve Brachmann
14 days ago 5

In non-precedential decision, CAFC vacates district court grant of summary judgment

In vacating the district court’s summary judgment order, the Federal Circuit noted first that statements made by Micron’s expert regarding what the anticipatory reference disclosed …
By John M. Rogitz
15 days ago 1

Emotions in the debate on royalty payments for the use of standards

The debate on royalty payments for standard essential patents has a surprisingly emotional, sometimes even hostile, undertone. Companies selling standards-based products have an obvious commercial interest in …
By Menno Treffers
15 days ago 4

IAM Market provides patent marketplace for 22 top tech vendors, seeks to grow vendor base

With 22 vendors currently on the IAM Market, the online portal has seen about 50 percent growth since launching last year. “To be honest, my ambition is that we’…
By Steve Brachmann
15 days ago 0

A Look into Uber’s Patent Prosecution History

Since the Supreme Court’s decisions in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories (2012) and Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l (2014), patent practitioners have struggled in overcoming …
By Audrey Ogurchak
16 days ago 0

LeEco strategic agreement with former CAFC Chief Judge Rader is latest move into U.S. market

Although the scope of Rader’s role with LeEco remains to be seen, the fact that the Chinese electronics company went so far as to retain a …
By Steve Brachmann
16 days ago 1

The Inventor’s Patent Dilemma: Beware the many pitfalls waiting to trip up the unwary

Getting help from a trained patent professional is the best and safest way to proceed. If you do not have the funds available to seek competent professional …
By Gene Quinn
17 days ago 1

California passes state law prohibiting state park concessionaires from owning trademarks

The California state law states that state park concession contracts are prohibited from providing a contracting party with trademark or service mark interests for names associated with …
By Steve Brachmann
17 days ago 0

Federal Circuit recognizes its role as only an appellate court in Apple v. Samsung

This decision reestablishes what should always have been the case; namely that the Federal Circuit is an appellate court that does not consider evidence outside the record …
By Gene Quinn
17 days ago 13

Federal Circuit presumes inventorship correct even when considering standing

Drone sued Parrot for indirect infringement of two patents relating to remote-controlled drones... The Federal Circuit sided with Drone and refused to substantively examine inventorship, where Drone’…

FRCP Form 18 is not sufficient per se to plead patent infringement

The Federal Circuit affirmed a district court’s dismissal under Rule 12(b)(6) for failure to meet the pleading standards for joint patent infringement, holding that Form 18, from …

Federal Circuit Clarifies ‘Inventive Concept’ as Applied to Computers

This case concerned the subject matter eligibility of patents under 35 U.S.C. § 101, for a computer-related invention. The Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision that …

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court Seeks Applicants for the Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Students

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court seeks qualified applicants for its Mark T. Banner Scholarship who plan to pursue a career in intellectual property law. Applications …
By Press Releases
18 days ago 0

DLA Piper names Tamar Duvdevani as chair of IP & Technology practice in New York

DLA Piper has announced that partner Tamar Duvdevani has become chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology practice in New York, effective immediately. Duvdevani, who regularly …
By Press Releases
18 days ago 0