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Federal Circuit Emphasizes That State of the Art Evidence Must be Considered in Obviousness Analysis
On October 30, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided Randall Mfg. v. Rea. _F. 3d_ (Fed. Cir. 2013). Randall Manufacturing (Randall), the appellant in the case, had appealed the decision of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (Patent Trial and Appeal Board) to reverse the patent examiner’s rejection of […]
The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has extended the time frame for the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) program until at least September 30, 2014. The AFCP provides for consideration of claims by a patent examiner in a pending application. The new version of the AFCP is referred to as the AFCP 2.0 […]
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Decides Right of Publicity Outweighs First Amendment in NCAA Football Video Games
On May 21, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit decided Ryan Hart v. Electronic Arts Inc. In its opinion, the court reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Electronic Arts because it found that Electronic Art’s use of the plaintiff’s likeness in its video games was… Continue reading
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY Denies Class Certification in YouTube Copyright Case
On May 15, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an order in The Football Association Premier League Limited v. YouTube Inc. denying the plaintiff’s request for class certification. According to the court, the potential class was too numerous and involved highly individualized claims that could not be resolved by… […]
U.S. Supreme Court Will Review Burden of Proof in Declaratory Judgment Cases When Infringement Counterclaim is Barred
On May 20, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in Medtronic Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corporation. The plaintiff-appellant, Medtronic, appealed from a decision of the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that a licensee seeking a declaratory judgment of non-infringement has the burden of persuasion when an infringement counterclaim… […]
- Federal Circuit Emphasizes That State of the Art Evidence Must be Considered in Obviousness Analysis December 6, 2013
- After Final Office Action Consideration Project is Extended November 27, 2013
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Decides Right of Publicity Outweighs First Amendment in NCAA Football Video Games June 18, 2013
- Federal Circuit Affirms $20.8 Million Patent Infringement Judgment Against Home Depot March 2, 2012
- Discovery Channel Announces new Engineering Challenge Prizes February 14, 2012
- Federal Circuit: Common Sense Must be Substantiated, Not Just Asserted July 10, 2012
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