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U.S. Supreme Court Holds Google’s Re-Implementation of Java API is Fair Use | Firm Alert

USA - April 9 2021 On April 5, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Google’s re-implementation of a software tool Application Programming Interface (“API”)…

Alan G. Laquer, Kendall Loebbaka.

Promises Made, Promises Not Kept: Even an Implied License Requires Compliance With Its Terms

USA - February 26 2021 Before Newman, Dyk, and O’MALLEY, Circuit Judges. Appeal from the United States Court of Federal Claims. Summary: The U.S. Navy infringed…

Daniel P. Hughes.

Patterns of Vexatious Litigation Are a Relevant Consideration in Awarding Attorney's Fees in Patent Infringement Cases

USA - July 2 2020 After the district court found Plaintiff ECT’s asserted claim invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101, Defendant ShoppersChoice sought attorney's fees…

Hans L. Mayer, Paul Stewart.

Voluntary Dismissal With Prejudice Does Not Preclude Attorney’s Fees

USA - April 8 2020 Keith Manufacturing filed a lawsuit against its former employee, Larry Butterfield, relating to a patent Mr. Butterfield had obtained. After…

Justin J. Gillett, Paul Stewart.