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Seven global regulatory trends to watch in 2014

  • Dentons
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  • Canada, China, European Union, USA
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  • February 4 2014

Competition authorities around the world are vigorously pursuing domestic and international conspiracies and other anticompetitive activities. Focus

Federal Circuit again reins in damages award

  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 11 2010

Last fall, in its decision in Lucent v. Gateway, the Federal Circuit vacated a $357 million verdict, signaling to litigants and district court judges that “speculation” and “superficial testimony” were insufficient to support the amount of damages awarded

Business downturn protections in Microsoft enterprise agreements

  • Scott & Scott LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 21 2011

Many organizations take advantage of the volume discounts offered by software vendors in return for a commitment to purchase a pre-determined number of licenses

Nokia expands patent claims against Apple

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 31 2009

Two months after launching a patent infringement suit against Apple regarding the iPhone, Finnish wireless handset maker Nokia filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that accuses Apple of infringing Nokia patents in “virtually all of its mobile phones, portable music players, and computers.”

Copying 0.03 percent of code base may be sufficient to constitute copyright infringement

  • Dentons
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  • USA
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  • May 21 2008

When inquiring about the pedigree of a computer program, it is not unusual to hear a software developer claim that "we rewrote most of the code", and in doing so, imply that any remnants of the original code base are insubstantial and that any concerns regarding claims of copyright infringement are unwarranted

U.S. Patent Office puts its own mark on the patentable subject matter test in new interim guidelines for examiners

  • Alston & Bird LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 28 2009

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently provided patent examiners with new “Interim Examination Instructions for Evaluating Subject Matter Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. 101” (“interim guidelines”

Federal Circuit denies rehearing in TiVO patent case

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 18 2008

EchoStar vowed to seek redress before the U.S. Supreme Court after learning this week that the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals had denied the company’s request for an en banc rehearing of its patent dispute with TiVO

Protecting companies intellectual property from cyber crime

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 5 2012

On October 11, 2012 the government warned that the United States will be confronted with the possibility of a "cyber-Pearl Harbor" attack by foreign computer hackers who could unleash havoc on the nation's power grid, transportation system, financial networks and government

Yue, et al. v. Chordiant Software, Inc., et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 6 2010

In copyright infringement suit against hardware and software distributor, its CEO, and General Counsel, the district court denies plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment on issue of infringement, and grants defendants’ motion for summary judgment on issues of statutory damages, attorney’s fees, and vicarious liability

Copyright infringement of open source software in Canada

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • November 4 2008

Open source software (“OSS”) may be used by the public free of charge, however, its use is not free of risk