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FCC Clarifies TCPA Rules for Utilities
On August 4, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) released a Declaratory Ruling that clarifies certain liability aspects under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. 227, for utilities that use automated calling technology to provide utility service information to their customers.
United States
9 Aug 2016
President Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act
In what has been heralded as potentially the "most significant expansion" of federal intellectual property law in 70 years, President Barack Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act on Wednesday, May 11.
United States
16 May 2016
Supreme Court Finds Medical Diagnostic Method Unpatentable
In an important decision that most directly impacts the medical diagnostics industry but will also have wider reverberations
United States
4 Apr 2012
The Supreme Court Reaffirms The Clear-And-Convincing Standard For Patent Invalidity
In "Microsoft v. i4i" (S. Ct., June 9, 2011), the Supreme Court unanimously affirmed that clear and convincing evidence is needed to prove the invalidity of a U.S. patent.
United States
20 Jun 2011
The Supreme Court Retools The Test For Induced Patent Infringement
In "Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A." (S. Ct., May 31, 2011), the Supreme Court adjusted the requirements for active inducement liability for patent infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(b).
United States
7 Jun 2011
The Federal Circuit Redefines Inequitable Conduct
In Therasense, Inc. (now Abbott Diabetes Care) v. Becton, Dickinson and Company (Fed. Cir., May 25, 2011) (en banc), the Federal Circuit recalibrated the test for rendering a patent unenforceable based on inequitable conduct by the patentee.
United States
6 Jun 2011
The Machine-Or-Transformation Test Reaffirmed As Useful And Important
In "Prometheus v. Mayo Collaborative" (2008-1403, Fed. Cir., Dec. 17, 2010)("Prometheus II"), the Federal Circuit has, on remand from the Supreme Court, again found Prometheus' claims directed to methods of treating the human body with medication to be patent-eligible subject matter.
United States
22 Dec 2010
U.S. Supreme Court Leaves Door Open for Some Business Method Patents
The patentability of business methods has been the subject of much recent debate, and the Supreme Court weighed in this week in Bilski v. Kappos.
United States
7 Jul 2010
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