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Factual expert declaration is vital to avoid summary judgment

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2010

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit confirmed a special master’s determination that, in the context of a means plus function claim element, the patentee’s technical expert failed to tie the accused device to the corresponding structures found in the patent specification

High Court of England and Wales assesses issues of liability and damages in misuse of customer database

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 7 2013

In a case concerning the misuse of a customer database, the High Court of England and Wales has assessed damages for breach of confidence

Technology transfer agreements: EU promulgates new antitrust rules

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • April 30 2014

The licensing of technology is core to the business model of many companies operating in IP-sensitive industries. Its commercial benefits are myriad

Software patents in the United Kingdom when is a computer program not a computer program?

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 16 2008

In Symbian Limited v Comptroller General of Patents 2008 EWCA Civ 1066, the UK Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court’s decision that the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) was wrong to exclude Symbian’s patent application from patentability

Exhaustion doctrine is very exhausting in the United States

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2008

It has taken a long time, but the U.S. Supreme Court has finally ruled in the patent royalties case between LG Electronics and a number of computer manufacturers regarding exhaustion of patent rights in the United States

Thinking of using a contractor for software development? Define any division of intellectual property in writing

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2008

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s finding of an unlimited, non-exclusive and implied license to use, modify and retain the source code of programs developed by a contractor for a company, relying on the course of dealings between the parties

$160 million jury verdict against Microsoft stands after unsuccessful challenge

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 28 2007

Letting stand a $160 million judgment against Microsoft, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently affirmed a jury verdict finding that Microsoft willfully infringed Z4 Technologies’ patents relating to methods for preventing computer software piracy

No disclosure of personal data in civil proceedings

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • European Union, Spain
  • -
  • February 1 2008

Promusicae, a Spanish collecting society holding exploitation rights to musical and audiovisual recordings, was seeking an order before a Spanish court to require Telefónica to disclose the identities and addresses of certain of its customers

English High Court confirms computer program claims are legitimate

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 6 2008

English High Court decision on computer program claims moves the United Kingdom into line with European Patent Offices

No infringement arises from the use of a trade mark within a computer system

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 31 2008

Rx Works Limited v Hunter 2007 EWHC 3061 (Ch) concerned a dispute of the use of the term “vet.local”