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In what can really only be characterized as a stunning development earlier today Judge Randall Rader of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit announced that he is retiring effective June This announcement comes only weeks…

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There are some who are questioning the wisdom and correctness of the Supreme Court s recent decision authored by Justice Alito for a unanimous Court in Limelight Networks Inc v Akamai Technologies Inc One particular point of criticism seems…

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Akamai argued Limelight ''provides instructions and offers technical assistance'' to its customers regarding how to tag The Federal Circuit dodged the question about whether there was direct infringement under U S C a but instead found that there was…

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The district court determined that the term was indefinite the Federal Circuit reversed According to the Federal Circuit a claim is indefinite only when it is not amenable to construction or insolubly ambiguous Under that standard the majority determined…

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Given the anti-patent climate that has been created by major Silicon Valley technology companies the Obama Administration and certain Members of Congress the news that Judge Rader will step down as Chief Judge comes at a difficult time While…

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Written by Don Dunner ''Fifty-four years ago a lawyer in the prime of his career was appointed by President Eisenhower to serve as a judge on the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals CCPA Within weeks if not days…

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Chief Judge Randall R Rader today announced that he will step down as Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on May This surprise announcement by Judge Rader who turned on April means…

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By claiming mutual and unilateral mistake DuPont had placed the truthfulness of its subjective belief concerning its stacking rights at issue The problem for DuPont was that the internal e-mails showed that in-house attorneys advised DuPont executives that the…

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Earlier today the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that Dolly the cloned sheep and any other genetic clones are patent ineligible in the United States because the claimed clones are exact genetic copies of…

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While the Lighting Ballast majority upheld the Cybor standard even Judge Newman who penned the opinion seemed to recognize that the decision was on shaky legal footing relying heavily on stare decisis and the fact that Cybor has been…

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In Kilopass Tech Inc v Sidense Corp Fed Cir December in a - decision the majority suggested that the fee shifting provisions of U S C have broader application and are not applicable only when subjective bad faith and…

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In Novartis this Federal Circuit panel opinion by Judge Taranto joined by Judges Newman and Dyk ruled that the second exclusion from PTA in the B period portion i e U S C b B ii excludes from PTA…

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