USA - June 17 2010 In Pequignot v. Solo Cup Co. , No. 2009-1547 (Fed. Cir. June 10, 2010), the Federal Circuit held for the first time that products marked with expired patent numbers are "unpatented" within the meaning of the statute and could be subject to false marking liability, but let Solo off the hook because it did not have the "intent to deceive" required by the statute.
USA - September 16 2011 The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, signed by President Obama into law on September 16, 2011, is the culmination of patent reform efforts taking years.
USA - January 10 2011 On January 4, 2011, the United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit decided Uniloc USA, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp., Court of Appeals Nos. 2010-1035, -1055 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 4, 2011).
USA - March 27 2010 The core intellectual property of many universities and advanced research centers may be significantly impacted by the Federal Circuit Court’s recent en banc decision in Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. MIT.
USA - June 30 2010 On June 28, 2010 the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Bilski v Kappos.