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Yet another court weighs in on FRAND rates (this time for Wi-Fi)
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 31 2013

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, after a bench trial limited to the issue of determining a FRAND rate for licensing a


“Providing . . . Information” to Medical Providers Is Not Given Patentable Weight
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 5 2016

Addressing the application of the "printed matter" doctrine, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) determined that claim elements directed


Data transaction claim not patent eligible
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 31 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in a ruling designated as non-precedential, affirmed the district court finding that a claimed


Data-encryption is patent eligible despite not being tied to a particular machine
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 31 2014

Addressing an argument that a data-encryption patent was directed to non-eligible subject matter because it covered an abstract idea divorced from a


Federal Circuit affirms jury verdict of invalidity based on on-sale bar and public use
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 28 2012

Affirming the district court’s judgment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit cleared Facebook of allegations of patent infringement, finding that that the patent in suit was invalid under 35 U.S.C. 102(b) because the patentee’s product which embodied the patented subject matter was on sale and in public use more than one year before the filing of the patent


Appeal against exclusion from patentability of software to protect minors online allowed
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 12 2012

In relation to the application by Protecting Kids the World Over (PKTWO) 2011 EWHC 2720 (Pat), the High Court of England and Wales has allowed an appeal against a decision of a Hearing Officer that found that an alarm notification system for monitoring inappropriate electronic communications fell within the computer program exclusion


Infringement of a computerized method must demonstrate use of a computer
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 7 2010

In a decision that issued shortly before the Supreme Court decision in In re Bilski, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found that a patent directed to “computerized method” was not infringed where at least one step was not performed by a computer


Supreme Court affirms clear and convincing standard of patent invalidity proof
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 30 2011

Delivering what is likely the final blow to its battle against a $240 million infringement judgment, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously rejected Microsoft’s plea to modify the clear and convincing evidence standard of proof required to invalidate a patent


Commission grants consent motion to terminate Inv. No. 337-TA-685
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 8 2011

On July 7, 2011, the Commission granted a consent motion filed by complainant, Samsung Electronics Co. (“Samsung”) in Inv. No. 337-TA-685, Certain Flash Memory and Products Containing Same, to terminate the investigation in its entirety on the basis of settlement


Federal Circuit issues opinion in Pass & Seymour v. ITC
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 30 2010

On August 27, 2010 the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the holding of the International Trade Commission in Inv. No. 337-TA-615, that certain accused products produced by Respondents General Protecht Group, Wenzhou Trimone Science and Technology Electric Co. Ltd. and Shanghai ELE Manufacturing Corporation do not infringe the asserted U.S. Patent Nos. 5,594,398 and 7,212,386, held by Complainant Pass & Seymour, Inc