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|PPC Broadband Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors|
John F. Presper, Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
November 22, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014On November 4, 2014, PPC Broadband, Inc. of East Syracuse, New York ("PPC") filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.
|California Approves Consumer Law Protecting Right to Leave Negative Online Reviews|
Richard M. Assmus, Maximillian L. Del Rey, John Nadolenco; Mayer Brown LLP;
November 8, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014User-driven websites, where users are able to leave feedback about products or businesses, have increasingly become the backdrop for disputes over the non-disparagement clauses used to shield businesses from critical online reviews. Companies use these clauses to create penalties for consumers who...
|Realizing the Potential of Telemedicine in China, Part 1: Protecting Your IP|
Richard J. Ferris, Nathaniel M. Lacktman, Tianran Yan; Foley & Lardner LLP;
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014Telemedicine device manufacturers and software developers face different challenges related to IP protection when expanding into China, including when it comes to trade secret protection, IP asset registration, contracts, and due diligence.
|ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-925) Regarding Certain Communications Or Computing Devices|
Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 18, 2014On August 15, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Communications Or Computing Devices And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-924).
|ITC Decides To Review ALJ Essex’s Finding Of No Section 337 Violation In Certain Wireless Devices With 3G And/Or 4G Capabilities (337-TA-868)|
Eric W. Schweibenz, Thomas C. Yebernetsky; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 18, 2014On August 14, 2014, the International Trade Commission ("the Commission") issued a notice determining to review ALJ Theodore R. Essex's Initial Determination ("ID") finding no violation of Section 337 in Certain Wireless Devices With 3G And/Or 4G Capabilities and Components...
|Appeal Dismissed: Dispute over Ownership, Alleged Copyright Infringement of Software Programs, Scope of a License, and the Revocation of a Certificate of Registration|
Adrian J. Howard, Beverley Moore, Chantal Saunders, Ryan Steeves; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014This was an appeal from a judgment of the Federal Court (decision here, summary here) dismissing the action for damages of Elizabeth Posada (“Posada”) and the company incorporated by Posada, Planification-Organisation-Publications Systèmes (POPS) Ltée (“POPS”),...
|Software Inventions—Keeping it Eligible|
John V. Biernacki, David B. Cochran, Douglas H. Pearson; Jones Day;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 2014Takeaways and Practical Considerations from the PTO's Preliminary Examination Instructions on Patent-Eligible Subject Matter in view of Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, et al.
|The Supreme Court's Aereo Ruling: Is the Sky Falling for Cloud Computing?|
Janina Gorbach; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014With the Supreme Court’s Aereo decision finally out, the digital industry is struggling with its impact, if any, on various products and services, particularly with regard to cloud computing. However, the Supreme Court narrowly tailored the Aereo decision to services that closely resemble...
|What Do You Mean? Nautilus Ruling Holds That a Patent Claim Must Convey with Reasonable Certainty the Scope of the Invention|
Ann G. Fort, Jeremy D. Spier; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
June 6, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014On June 2, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court held in Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc. that a patent claim may be found indefinite if it fails to convey the scope of the invention “with reasonable certainty” to a person skilled in the art. No. 13-369, 2014 WL 2440536 (U.S. June 2,...
|UPDATE: The Hare Loses Steam - Patent Litigation Reform Law Unlikely This Year|
Ann G. Fort; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
May 27, 2014, previously published on May 23, 2014Efforts by the U.S. Senate to pass an alternative to the Innovation Act, which aims to reform abusive patent litigation, have stalled. Sen. Patrick Leahy, who is leading the effort, has announced that his committee is tabling that work until the interested parties reach a bipartisan compromise....