112th Congress (2011-2012)
Patent Reform Act of 2011
The Patent Reform Act of
2011 will be introduced in the Senate on Tuesday, January 25 .
Read more about the Act - Leahy, Hatch, Grassley: Patent Reform Will Protect American Jobs, Promote Economic...
The Senate Judiciary Committee marked up S.23 - the
Patent Reform Act of 2011 . Attached are the two amendments that were adopted to
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LED patent litigation remains hot, with two new lawsuits filed last month. In the first, North Carolina LED maker Cree sued SemiLEDs Optoelectronics (SemiLEDs), alleging that SemiLEDs' MvpLED product line infringes six patents.
The complaint (...
Members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee reintroduced legislation on February 2, 2012 that would drastically reduce the term for design patent protection from 14 years to a mere 30 months for automotive repair parts. The bill, titled the "Promoting...
Any residual sense that the International Trade
Commission (ITC) rulings on patent infringement are of lesser import than those
of the District Courts should be dispelled forthwith, and clients advised
accordingly. While it is true that res judicata...
U. Griffin III , William F. Long , Joshua D. Curry , and Rhett S. White
The false patent marking
statute, 35 U.S.C. § 292 , permits any person to bring a qui tam suit on
behalf of the United States against a patent holder and...
Proper Petition Practice Especially Critical in Patent Reexamination
In most cases, the distinction between
appealable vs. petitionable issues at the USPTO is quite clear. For
example, if you believe that a patent examiner has prematurely entered...
Claim Interpretation Practices in Patent Reexamination
As discussed over the past few months, the USPTO is considering
various proposals in an attempt to streamline patent reexamination. The
proposals of the speakers at the June 1 public meeting,...
From the US Patent and Trademark Office :
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department today [April 11th] released a comprehensive report, entitled "Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus," which finds that intellectual...
By Douglas "Doug" D. Salyers , James Moore Bollinger and Suraj K. Balusu
With the recent decision by the Federal Circuit in CyberSource Corp. v. Retail Decisions, Inc. , the cloudy world of business method patents became slightly clearer...
The NFL's labor lockout could
put a stop to the football season. And like dominoes falling, no football
season means no fantasy football, which means no fantasy football draft.
How to fill the void?
We had to come up with some
sort of draft to...
Press Release - Senator Patrick Leahy
Bolsters Economy Without Adding To The Deficit
(Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011) - A bipartisan group of Senators will introduce
patent reform legislation when the Senate returns to session next...
By Eric R. Chad *
In a per curiam opinion, Akamai Techs., Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc. , 692 F.3d 1301 (Fed. Cir. 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], a narrow majority of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit,...
Click the above image to view or download the entire document, The Constitutionality of Awarding Patents to Inventors Who Are the First to Seek Them .
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Dutch electronics giant Philips and its LED subsidiary Philips Lumileds Lighting Company (collectively "Philips") have launched the opening shot in what could become a major green patent war.
In a complaint ( Philips-Seoul-Complaint ) filed...
Stay of California Litigation Extended to Await USPTO Clarification
Typically, once a case is stayed pending
patent reexamination, periodic status updates are provided to the judge.
Depending upon the progress of the patent reexamination proceedings...
Posted with permission from Public Patent Foundation Monsanto's Failure to Provide Binding Legal Covenant
To Protect Family Farmers Threatened by GMO Contamination Necessitates
NEW YORK - June 1, 2011 - New threats by Monsanto...
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In a previous post , I wrote about patent litigation between Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec (H-Q) and Massachusetts based lithium ion battery maker A123 Systems (A123), in which A123 lost its bid to have its declaratory judgment action litigated in its...
K. K. Sumida*
Resource Editor, UCLA Law Review, Volume 58. J.D. Candidate, UCLA School of
Law, 2011; B.S., University of Southern California, 2004
from Defendant Class Actions and Patent Infringement Litigation , 58...
Report: Intellectual Property May 3, 2010
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May 3, 2010 ...
On July 20th, Personal Audio filed a lawsuit
accusing Apple's iPod,
iPhone and iPad of patent infringement. The
July 20th lawsuit follows on the heels of a July 8th jury
verdict in Personal Audio's first patent infringement action against...
Toyota has been the target of a number of patent infringement suits
involving hybrid electric vehicles in the last several years (e.g., see
previous posts here , here and here ).
So instead of waiting to be sued again, this time the automaker got...
By John E. Schneider
On September 9, 2011, the Senate approved the Leahy-Smith America
Invents Act ("the Act"), sending the bill to President Obama for
signature. The Act represents the most significant change in U.S. Patent