JURIST Guest Columnist Harrison Thorne, Loyola Law School, Class of 2016, addresses newly decided precedents in patent law and the complications that they could create...
It is not always clear exactly when a patent is infringed. People typically think of infringement in a black and white manner ...[read more]
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International that an abstract idea is not patentable simply because it is tied to a computer system. In this case, Alice Corp. sued CLS for patent infringement of four of its patents: US Patent Numbers 5,970,479 (the ...[read more]
The US Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday announced that it will cancel six trademark registrations belonging to National Football League team the Washington Redskins. Administrative trademark judge Karen Kuhlke found that the trademarks, which include the team's name, logo and the name of ...[read more]
Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. on Friday agreed to drop their appeals of a patent-infringement case at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) that resulted in an import ban on some older model Samsung phones. Samsung has been seeking to overturn the ban, while Apple was trying to ...[read more]
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., a long-running patent infringement case. Biosig sued Nautilus in 2004, alleging that Nautilus infringed its patent for a heart-rate monitor. A district court found Biosig's patent invalid because of " ...[read more]
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc. that Limelight cannot be held liable for inducing patent infringement. Akamai Technologies and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued Limelight Networks over Akamai's patented method for ...[read more]
In a joint motion to dismiss, Apple and Google agreed Friday to end all mobile technology patent litigation between Apple and Motorola. Furthermore, each company agreed to bear its own expenses after the dismissal is final at the district court level. This comes as a surprise, as the US Court of ...[read more]
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Wednesday affirmed without comment a US International Trade Commission (ITC) decision finding that Apple did not infringe upon Samsung Electronics patents. The ITC had previously found in June that Apple infringed on a separate Samsung patent, and ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Charles Duan of The Patent Reform Project at Public Knowledge discusses problems in Patent Law and Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments...
The patent system is intended to incentivize invention and the spread of knowledge. As part of dispatching this task, patent laws require ...[read more]
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday heard its final oral arguments of the term. In Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies the court heard arguments on whether a company can be held liable for inducing patent infringement even when no one company has committed direct patent infringement. Akamai ...[read more]