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Recent decisions narrow scope of liability under Video Privacy Protection Act
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 27 2015

Two significant decisions under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) in recent weeks have provided new defenses to companies alleged to have run


Google’s strategic purchase of rights and counterclaim do not survive Delaware’s statute of limitations
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 30 2015

Addressing the requirements for tolling the statute of limitations (SOL), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the district


Hotels and online travel companies move to throw out class action suit
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 24 2013

Last week, a group of hotels and online travel companies moved to dismiss an amended class action complaint alleging that they engaged in a


PTAB grants request for rehearing relating to procedure for serving petitions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 1 2014

In an order granting a request for rehearing to address the issue of a filing date of a petition for Inter Partes Review (IPR), the U.S. Patent and


Transformative use in the Seventh Circuit
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 29 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment based on fair use, but cited different


Next time, buy the CDs
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

Following the lead of other courts addressing statutory penalties for illegal music downloading, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


Google Books is fair use and provides “significant public benefits”
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 31 2013

Since 2004, the Google Books project has scanned over 20 million books and has provided digital copies of the books to participating libraries while


PTAB threatens sanctions for unauthorized e-mails
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 8 2014

Addressing a patent owner’s unauthorized e-mail arguing for additional discovery and the petitioner’s likewise unauthorized responsive e-mail, an


Post-Alice Federal Circuit finds internet advertising method to not be patent eligible
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 18 2014

Citing the Supreme Court of the United States’ Spring 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


Post-Aliceclaims directed to an abstract idea must have meaningful limitations
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 30 2014

Addressing patent eligibility in a covered business method (CBM) patent review, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board