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Apple Files Patent Application for Sapphire Front/Back Displays

  In advance of the upcoming release of the Apple iPhone 6, a recent US Patent Application (SN 2014/0193606) published on July 10, 2014 discloses a sapphire glass component that is used on both front and back surfaces of electronic devices.  The sapphire component is formed with a single crystal plane orientation constructed from aluminum […]

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AIPLA files Amicus Brief in Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments re: Definiteness

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) has filed an Amicus Brief (friend of the court)in Biosig Instruments, Inc. v. Nautilus , 2012-1289 (April 26, 2013, CAFC).  A link to the US Supreme Court docket on the appeal is found here. The Federal Circuit reversed a district court decision that a patent claim to a […]

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U.S Supreme Court Will Review Standard for Induced Infringement of a Claimed Method When Infringement is Split Among Multiple Parties

On January 10, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc. The petitioner in the case, Limelight Networks (Limelight), appealed from the en banc opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc. and McKesson Technologies, Inc. v. […]

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After Final Office Action Consideration Project is Extended

  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 […]

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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 […]

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