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Eric L. Lane
Diverting Organic Waste and Recyclables with Integrity

Integrity Waste (IW) is full service waste management company that specializes in collection and disposal of organic waste. Based in Novato, California, Integrity Waste has implemented programs to handle waste in Foster City, San Rafael, Concord, and...

Scott A. McKeown
First Hedge Fund Filing Moves to PTAB Decision

First Hedge Fund IPR Ready for PTAB Institution Decision Earlier this week, Acorda Therapeutics filed its response to the first of the now notorious hedge fund IPR filings in (IPR2015-00720). In its response ( here ), Acorda points out that unnamed...

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery
Good-Faith Belief in Patent Invalidity Does Not Negate Induced Infringement

On Tuesday morning the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc . Reversing a 2013 decision of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Court today held that a defendant’s good-faith belief regarding...

Melissa Ritti
Divided Supreme Court: Belief of Patent Invalidity No Defense to Infringement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) In a 6-2 ruling, with Justice Stephen G. Breyer recused, the U.S. Supreme Court today rejected claims by Cisco Systems Inc. that having a good faith belief that a patent is invalid can serve as a defense to claims...

Paul D. McGrady, Jr.
Current Problems, Future Needs, and the IANA Transition: ICANN and What To Do About It

ICANN is responsible for coordinating the Internet's systems of unique identifiers, including the systems of domain names and numeric addresses used to reach computers on the Internet. This article addresses three important topics: (1) abuse of the...

Troutman Sanders
Troutman Sanders Federal Circuit Review – May 21, 2015

Each week, Troutman Sanders’ Federal Circuit review summarizes the Federal Circuit precedential patent opinions from the prior week. This week: A Single Entity Must Perform Every Step of a Method to Infringe Under § 271(a) “Qualitative”...