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Disclaimer of laptop computers during patent prosecution results in summary judgment of non-infringement
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2008

In Computer Docking Station Corp. v. Dell, Inc., Nos. 07-1169, -1316 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 21, 2008), the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court's entry of summary judgment of noninfringement where the patentee disavowed an interpretation of "portable computer" that would encompass a computer with a built-in display or keyboard, such as a laptop

Brexit: charting a new course
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Global, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 16 2016

On 23 June 2016, a majority of voters in a Referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union (EU) voted for the UK to leave the EU. The vote

Jury orders SAP to pay Oracle $1.3 billion for theft of software and documents
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • November 24 2010

If you had dismissed Oracle's lawsuit against rival SAP as just one more squabble between giant IT competitors, you likely weren't alone

Supreme Court of the United States upholds finding that Microsoft infringes patent held by Toronto-based i4i
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 10 2011

On June 9, 2011, the Supreme Court of the United States put an end to a four-year patent battle between Microsoft and Toronto-based i4i

Battling Bilski!
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • May 5 2009

Although ultimately successful in defending an infringement against it, Sun Microsystems was unsuccessful in its recent attempt to use the Bilski "machine or transformation" test, in a motion for judgment on the pleadings, to invalidate two patents for software held by Versata Software, Inc

Linkedin torpedoes employer's trade secrets claim
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • October 21 2010

In a sobering reminder that online social media is changing the way many companies do business in unforeseen ways, a federal court recently shot down an employer's trade secret claim based largely upon the availability of information via the internet

Jacobsen v Katzer, et al
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2009

The District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed plaintiff’s state law breach of contract claim, relating to an “open source” software license, because it is pre-empted by the Copyright Act

Global IP defence tactics for software and entertainment sectors
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2014

Piracy of software and game content is as old as computer disks and other portable storage media. While piracy remains prevalent in physical markets

George clooney, Julia Roberts file right-to-privacy and unfair competition action against Kennesaw-based projector seller and "John Does 1-20"
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2012

On October 12, 2012, Hollywood celebrities George Clooney and Julia Roberts filed suit in the Atlanta Division against Digital Projection, Inc. ("DPI"), a seller of projectors and related items based in Kennesaw, Georgia

Chuck Yeager’s right of publicity suit will no longer fly in the Ninth Circuit
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 31 2012

Addressing several claims stemming out of an allegedly unauthorized publication of signed memorabilia on a website, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s summary judgment ruling in favor of the defendants with respect to numerous claims, finding Chuck Yeager’s submitted declaration to be a sham