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The PTAB Trial Tracker
The availability of post-grant proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has changed the face of patent litigation.
United States
10 May 2017
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Last Chance For "First-To-Invent" Patent Protection Rapidly Approaches
On March 16th, the final provisions of patent reform under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 go into effect, transitioning the United States from a "first to invent" patent system to a "first to file" patent system and broadly expanding the scope of prior art, i.e., information available to the public, that can be used to reject patent applications filed on and after that date.
United States
18 Feb 2013
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What You Need To Know About SaaS Licenses
Whether you’re a founder thinking about using third party software for your start-up, or thinking about how best to structure licenses to your software, it’s important to consider how "Software as a Service" or "SaaS" licenses differ from traditional software licenses.
United States
6 Feb 2013
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Know Where You Stand With Jointly Owned And Licensed Patent Rights
Many tech start-ups license in their seed technology from academic or research institutions.
United States
3 Oct 2012
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U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Issues Final Rules For Contested Patent Cases
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published the final rules for handling contested patent cases, including post-grant review of patents based on prior art.
United States
12 Sep 2012
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Federal Circuit Reconfirms Isolated DNA Is Patent-Eligible; Mental Processes Are Not
On August 16, 2012, the Federal Circuit again issued an opinion in the well-publicized case of Association for Molecular Pathology v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
United States
3 Sep 2012
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Court Limits Software Copyright Protection In Android Litigation
On May 31, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California held as a matter of law that the "structure, sequence, and organization" of Oracle’s Java Application Programming Interface ("API") was not copyrightable because it consisted of functional material and names.
United States
20 Aug 2012
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Sounds Like Teen Spirit: Musicians And Advertisers At Odds Over Use Of Sound-Alikes In Advertising
An increasingly important source of revenue for songwriters and performing artists has been licensing their compositions or sound recordings for use by commercial advertisers.
United States
20 Aug 2012
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Patenting "Big Data"
Because of the costs involved, Big Data was initially limited to government agencies or large academic institutions that had access to the most advanced computing resources and sought to solve complex challenges such as predicting weather patterns or mapping DNA sequencing.
United States
20 Aug 2012
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EU Court Of Justice Rules First Sale Doctrine Applies To Software Downloads
On July 3, the Court of Justice of the European Union in UsedSoft GmbH v. Oracle International Corp. held that a licensor of software made available for download over the Internet may not prevent the resale of perpetual licenses by its licensees.
European Union
13 Jul 2012
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Staking Claims In The Expanding Internet: New Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs)
Until recently, the primary concern for many companies seeking to protect and promote their brand online was to reserve the .com domains corresponding to their key brands, and then perhaps other domains (e.g. .net, .org, .info, .biz, etc.), sometimes for no other reason than to prevent others from using them.
United States
21 Jun 2012
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AIA Introduces New Post-Grant Review Procedures Before PTO
The recently enacted America Invents Act ("AIA") is the most far reaching reform to the patent laws in the United States since 1952.
United States
6 Jun 2012
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Combating Trade Secret Theft Abroad Through Legal Action At Home
Theft of corporate trade secrets abroad is on the rise.
United States
23 May 2012
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When Complying With HIPAA Is Not Enough: Tough New Medical Privacy Laws Are In Effect In Texas
While many covered entities and business associates are still adjusting to the changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") ushered in by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, new privacy requirements that are more stringent than HIPAA recently entered into force in Texas.
United States
8 May 2012
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Implementation Of The Biologics Price Competition And Innovation Act
A statutory and regulatory scheme to encourage the development of "biologics," drug products made in living organisms, has been a goal for more than a decade, and the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act ("BPCIA") was enacted on March 23, 2010.
United States
8 May 2012
16
New Privacy Developments Have Implications For Mobile App Developers, Distributors And Marketers
In recent months, there have been notable developments involving privacy for mobile applications ("apps"), a number of which have important implications for app developers, distributors and marketers.
United States
8 May 2012
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Impact Of Post-Grant Review Proceedings On Patent Owners And Petitioners Under The PTO’s Proposed Rules
One of the objectives of the recently enacted America Invents Act ("AIA") is to broaden the opportunity to challenge the validity of patents with quick and effective alternatives to district court litigation.
United States
8 May 2012
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Lessons From Mayo v. Prometheus: Assessing Patentability And Obtaining Patent Protection For "Laws Of Nature" Inventions
It is well established that "laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas," themselves, are not patentable subject matter under §101 of the Patent Act, while an application of a law of nature, phenomena or abstract idea may be patentable.
United States
 
30 Mar 2012
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Supreme Court Expands "Laws Of Nature" Exception To Patentability In Mayo V. Prometheus
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court reshaped the landscape of patent law with its long-awaited decision in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories.
United States
 
30 Mar 2012
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Finally - A Revitalized Patent Act
After years of debate, Congress finally passed, and the President signed, the "Leahy-Smith America Invents Act," the most comprehensive overhaul of the patent statute since it was enacted in 1952.
United States
 
2 Feb 2012
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