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MoFo Tech - FallWinter 2014
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2014

Within a decade, analysts say, the "Internet of Things" will have transformed our lives. Billions of Internet-connected devices will monitor our

Ultramercial v. Hulu: Federal Circuit affirms district court’s dismissal of patent lawsuit for a patent claiming an abstract idea
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • November 20 2014

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l, which outlines the steps for determining whether a patent claiming

Have your say on the Bolar exemption from infringement
  • Dehns
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • February 7 2014

As we recently reported here, a referral has been made to the Court of Justice of the EU regarding the scope of the Bolar provisions. The case has

USPTO promotes Patent Litigation Toolkit
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2014

If you subscribe to USPTO email updates like I do, then you probably received an email recently announcing that the "USPTO Launches Updated Patent

Federal Circuit’s post-Alice eligibility analysis of business methods
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2014

The Federal Circuit in Ultramercial, Inc. v. WildTangent, Inc., held that an "entrepreneurial" multi-step process for distributing copyrighted media

New patent law for New Zealand saving on renewal fees
  • Baldwins
  • New Zealand
  • August 12 2014

New Zealand's new Patents Act 2013 comes into force on 13 September 2014. The new Act will increase the cost to renew a granted patent in New Zealand

SDNY holds anti-piracy patent nonobvious: Medien Patent Verwaltung AG v. Warner Bros. Ent. Inc.
  • Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2014

District Judge Colleen McMahon construed a claim term in U.S. Patent 7,187,633, ("the '633 patent"), relating anti-piracy coding in motion pictures

Ultramercial, Inc. v. Hulu, LLC - another data point in the subject-matter eligibility of software inventions
  • Knobbe Martens
  • USA
  • November 14 2014

The Ultramercial decision will provide an additional tool in invalidating overly broad software-based patents. It also underscores the value of

The joke’s on Fox as the Comic has the last laugh
  • Marks & Clerk
  • United Kingdom
  • February 19 2014

In a judgment handed down on Friday 7 February 2014, the High Court ruled that Twentieth Century Fox's television series "glee" infringed Comic

AIA did not constitute a pardon for past false-marking acts
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2014

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed claims that the America Invents Act (AIA), which made significant changes to the false-marking