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Owners of software inventions get yet another lift from the Federal Circuit, which says factual issues may thwart early challenges to patent eligibility.
The Federal Circuit has lightened the load for patent owners trying to prove that multiple parties share liability for infringement.
Make sure each inventor has made an ironclad assignment of her rights, or the ability to enforce the patent will be lost.
Can a trademark licensee continue to enjoy his rights if the licensor goes bankrupt? Federal courts are now split on the issue.
Cox Communications Makes Its Mark as the First Major Cable Provider To Lose its DMCA Immunity from Copyright Infringement
Internet service providers can forfeit their immunity from copyright infringement if they ignore repeated notices of their customers’ wrongdoing.
Think twice before disclaiming patent claims challenged in an IPR in order to protect other patents. Doing so could doom closely related claims in other patents under estoppel principles.
Our firm is represented on the committee drafting new rules to streamline patent litigation in the District of Massachusetts. A key goal is to make that court a more appealing venue for patent owners seeking to enforce their rights.
Recent Federal Circuit decisions dispel the gloom that owners of software inventions felt after the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice (2014). Increasingly, software patents are surviving the requisite eligibility analysis.
Congressional tax legislation directly affects the eligibility of patents for favorable treatment as capital assets.
Take proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board seriously. You might be precluded from relitigating in court any issues decided by that tribunal.