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Supreme Court Takes Up Patent Inventorship Dispute
Posted on 1 Nov 2010 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Four months after inviting the views of the U.S. solicitor general, the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 1 agreed to hear a case that could better define the rights of federal contractor universities in patent disputes arising... Read More

Controversy Requirement Debated Before Supreme Court In Trademark Case
Posted on 8 Nov 2012 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals properly found standing lacking in a trademark infringement case by virtue of a covenant not to sue, an attorney for Nike Inc. told the U.S. Supreme Court Nov. 7 ( Already LLC... Read More

Supreme Court Grants Certiorari In Dispute Over Cardiac Device Patents
Posted on 20 May 2013 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The question of whether a patent licensee bears the burden of proving that its products do not infringe in a declaratory judgment action filed pursuant to MedImmune Inc. v. Genentech Inc. (549 U.S. 118, 137 [2007]) will... Read More

Adding Some Extra ‘Happy’ To Your New Year With Enhancements Added To The Global IP Law Service!
Posted on 29 Jan 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LexisNexis has released two new features in Global IP Law Service (GIPLS) which are sure to help in your IP research: · Monthly summary of new developments in practice and proceedings for all jurisdictions covered by GIPLS. Each monthly summary... Read More

Law360 Selects The Most Feared Law Firms In Intellectual Property Litigation
Posted on 25 Sep 2012 by Law 360: Legal News

Law360 recently reported on three cream-of-the-crop firms in IP litigation. These powerhouses of IP litigation include: Alston & Bird LLP; Jones Day; and Reed Smith LLP. What separates these firms from the others? Factors include... Read More

Supreme Court Sides With Government In Dispute Over Public Domain Works
Posted on 19 Jan 2012 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Congress did not exceed its authority in enacting Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA), which extended protection to foreign works that would otherwise fall into the public domain, a divided U.S. Supreme... Read More

Settlement Rejected In Google Library Project Copyright Case
Posted on 23 Mar 2011 by Melissa Ritti

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) A federal judge on March 22 refused to endorse a proposed settlement of copyright infringement allegations surrounding the Google Library Project (GLP) ( Authors Guild, et al. v. Google Inc. , No. 05-Civ-8136, S.D. N.Y.). ... Read More

Record Labels Reach $105 Million Settlement With Lime Wire
Posted on 13 May 2011 by Melissa Ritti

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) Cautioning that "theft of the world's greatest music comes with a stiff price," Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Chairman and CEO Mitch Bainwol confirmed May 12 that a settlement has been reached... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Supreme Court Addresses Indefiniteness In Nautilus
Posted on 7 Jul 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

Claim must ‘inform with reasonable certainty’ By Tamsen Barrett On Monday, June 2, 2014, the Supreme Court articulated its standard for indefiniteness under 35 USC §112, second paragraph and held that 35 USC §112, second paragraph... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Rejection, Says No Exclusive Test For Patentability
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In a long-anticipated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28 agreed with the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that a method for hedging consumption risk costs is not patent-eligible and is instead an "abstract... Read More

Bankruptcy Debtor Sought U.S. Supreme Court Review After Notice Was Not Given To Its Shareholders When ‘Conan The Barbarian’ Stock Was Sold
Posted on 7 Apr 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On March 19, 2014, Stan Lee Media, Inc., a bankruptcy debtor, filed a petition for writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court. The debtor sought to protect the rights of its shareholders. It alleged that a portion of its stock that related to the copyrights... Read More

Supreme Court Affirms Patent Exhaustion Not Applicable In Seed Dispute
Posted on 13 May 2013 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A soybean farmer accused of infringing a patented pesticide-resistant seed was defeated May 13 in his efforts to avoid liability via the patent exhaustion doctrine, when the U.S. Supreme Court deemed the doctrine inapplicable... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Copyright Dispute Over First-Sale Doctrine
Posted on 9 Nov 2010 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The reach of the Copyright Act's first-sale doctrine, codified at 17 U.S. Code Section 109(a), was debated Nov. 8 by an eight-member panel of the U.S. Supreme Court in a dispute over watches lawfully manufactured abroad and sold... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Patent Exhaustion, Soybean Seed Case
Posted on 20 Feb 2013 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) If allowed to stand, a 2011 Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling will threaten farmers by prioritizing "patent rights over personal property rights," something "that's never been done in 150... Read More