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California court orders preservation of RAM data
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2007

In early June, the federal court for the Central District of California, in Columbia Pictures Indus. v. Bunnell, Case No. CV 06-1093, issued a ruling requiring a company to store its random access memory ("RAM") data

Electronic communications and their discontents
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2007

Attorneys, legal scholars and the courts are governed by a latticework of legal rules created long before the advent of the electronic age

Copies of computer software, made abroad from a master disk sent from the United States, are not supplied from the United States for infringement purposes
  • Vedder Price PC
  • USA
  • September 14 2007

Computers made in another country and loaded with operating system software copied abroad from a master disk supplied from the United States do not infringe under 35 U.S.C. 271(f), according to the U.S. Supreme Court

Accused CPR system does not infringe patent or copyrights
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2007

In Hutchins v. Zoll Medical Corp., No. 06-1539 (Fed. Cir. July 3, 2007), the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of SJ of noninfringement of (1) Donald C. Hutchins’s U.S. Patent No. 5,913,685 (“the ’685 patent”); (2) his copyright for the “text of a computer program”; and (3) his copyright for a “Script and Word List.”

Novell triumphs over SCO in big win for open-source movement
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • September 13 2007

Novell Inc has prevailed in its dispute with the software company SCO Group over copyright ownership to the code behind Linux software

NDCA grants new trial based on violation of entire market value rule
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • USA
  • January 25 2013

The NDCA in Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. v. A10 Networks, Inc., Case No. C 10-3428 PSG (N.D. Cal. January 10, 2013), ruled on post-trial

Strategies for arguing against 101 rejections of software-based method claims in light of In re Bilski
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 23 2009

On October 30, 2008 the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) decided In re Bilski, which pertains to the eligibility of method claims as statutory subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101

Copyright infringement of open source software in Canada
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 4 2008

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

In Re Bilski decision clarifies criteria required for process claims, including business methods and computer software claims
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2008

On October 30, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed down its holding in the In Re Bilski case, which has been much anticipated because of the potential effect on the patentability of business method and computer software inventions

In re Bilski establishes machine-or-transformation test
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • October 30 2008

A decade ago in State Street Bank & Trust Co. v. Signature Financial Group, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an opinion that has been widely perceived to encourage a substantial increase in patents directed to business methods and to software programs