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Federal Circuit Remands District Court Decision for Erroneous Claim Construction
By: Rebecca Tapscott
on September 1, 2020 at 4:40 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

On August 27, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) reversed and remanded a decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware in Baxalta Inc. v. Genentech, Inc. The CAFC reversed the district court’s claim construction of the terms “antibody” and “antibody fragment” in Baxalta’s patent claims and …

Federal Circuit Remands District Court Decision for Erroneous Claim Construction
By: Rebecca Tapscott
on September 1, 2020 at 4:40 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law
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“No License, No Problem” – Is Qualcomm’s Ninth Circuit Antitrust Victory a Patent Exhaustion Defeat?
By: Jason Rantanen
on September 1, 2020 at 2:35 pm
Publication: Patent – Patently-O

Guest post by University of Utah College of Law Professor Jorge L. Contreras.  The Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in FTC v. Qualcomm (9th Cir., Aug. 11, 2020) is generally viewed as a resounding victory for Qualcomm.  In a strongly worded opinion, the Ninth Circuit reversed the entirety of the district court’s holding, which found that …

“No License, No Problem” – Is Qualcomm’s Ninth Circuit Antitrust Victory a Patent Exhaustion Defeat?
By: Jason Rantanen
on September 1, 2020 at 2:35 pm
Publication: Patent – Patently-O
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New Group Copyright Registration Option Raises Questions Around Definition of ‘Published’ in the Digital Age
By: IPWatchdog
on September 1, 2020 at 11:15 am
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

The United States Copyright Office recently released a New Group Registration Option for Short Online Literary Works (GRTX), which would allow an applicant to register up to 50 short online literary works with one application and one filing fee. A group registration covers the copyrightable text in each literary work submitted with the group registration, …

New Group Copyright Registration Option Raises Questions Around Definition of ‘Published’ in the Digital Age
By: IPWatchdog
on September 1, 2020 at 11:15 am
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law
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Trade Secrets Lessons from Epic Systems v. Tata Consultancy Services
By: Peter J. Toren
on August 31, 2020 at 8:15 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

On August 20, the Seventh Circuit in Epic Systems Corp. v. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd & Tata America Interntional Corp d/b/a/ TCS America No. 1950 (7th Cir. Aug. 20, 2020) upheld an award of damages against Tata for theft of trade secrets relating to Epic’s health care software. After a jury trial in 2016, a …

Trade Secrets Lessons from Epic Systems v. Tata Consultancy Services
By: Peter J. Toren
on August 31, 2020 at 8:15 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law
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This Week in Washington IP: U.S. Innovation Policy, Ex Parte Appeals at the PTAB and How Music Creators Are Paid Under the Music Modernization Act
By: IPWatchdog
on August 31, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

This week in Washington IP events, both houses of Congress remain quiet during August recess. However, programming at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will feature tips on navigating the Office’s trademark-related resources as well as exploring suggestions for better advocacy during ex parte appeals at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The U.S. …

This Week in Washington IP: U.S. Innovation Policy, Ex Parte Appeals at the PTAB and How Music Creators Are Paid Under the Music Modernization Act
By: IPWatchdog
on August 31, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law
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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, August 28: House Bill Seeks to Limit Patent Abuse at ITC, UK Supreme Court Upholds FRAND Jurisdiction, and CAFC Precedential Decisions on Claim Construction
By: IPWatchdog
on August 28, 2020 at 6:15 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Representatives DelBene and Schweikert introduce bill to curb abuse at the International Trade Commission; the Federal Circuit issues a pair of precedential decisions regarding proper claim construction in patent cases; India’s Supreme Court upholds “Coronil” trademark over COVID-19 concerns; UK’s Supreme Court affirms the jurisdiction of English courts …

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, August 28: House Bill Seeks to Limit Patent Abuse at ITC, UK Supreme Court Upholds FRAND Jurisdiction, and CAFC Precedential Decisions on Claim Construction
By: IPWatchdog
on August 28, 2020 at 6:15 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law
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Inventorship as the Wind Blows
By: Dennis Crouch
on August 28, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Publication: Patent – Patently-O

Egenera, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2020) Egenera’s network system architecture patent (US7231430) lists eleven inventors.  Back in 2016, Energa sued Cisco for infringement, and Cisco responded with an IPR petition.  At that point, Egenera “realized that all claim limitations had been conceived before one listed inventor, Mr. Peter Schulter, had started working there.”  …

Inventorship as the Wind Blows
By: Dennis Crouch
on August 28, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Publication: Patent – Patently-O
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