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Federal Circuit Holds Blackboard Patent Claims Invalid for Indefiniteness and Failure to Disclose Sufficient Structure By Dmitriy Tishyevich – Edited by Amanda Rice Blackboard, Inc. v. Desire2Learn, Inc., No. 2008-1368, -1396 (Fed. Cir. July 27, 2009) Slip Opinion On July 27, 2009, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas’s partial summary judgment, holding that claims 1 through 35 of the patent were invalid for indefiniteness. However, the ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 20 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Mum’s the Word for Microsoft’s XML Functionality By Jad Mills – Edited by Evelyn Breithaupt i4i L.P. v. Microsoft Corp., No. 6:07CV113 (E.D. Texas Aug. 18, 2009). Final Judgment and Injunction On August 11, 2009, Judge Davis of the Eastern District of Texas entered final judgment awarding i4i L.P., a Canadian company, approximately $290 million in damages and interest for Microsoft’s willful infringement of i4i’s XML patent. The court also issued a permanent injunction ordering Microsoft to stop selling Word ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 19 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Sharona Hakimi WTO Finds China’s Media Laws Violate International Trade Laws On August 12, Ars Technica and the New York Times reported that the World Trade Organization ruled against China in a complaint by the United States regarding China’s limitation on imports of songs, movies, and books. The Chinese laws constituting trade violations require that many forms of imported media must be distributed by a single, state-owned company. The laws also limit foreign ownership of Chinese media companies and ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 15 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Bayer Schering Pharma v. Barr Labs By Aaron Dulles – Edited by Evelyn Breithaupt Bayer Schering Pharma AG and Bayer Healthcare Pharm., Inc. v. Barr Labs., Inc., No. 2008-1282 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 5, 2009) Slip Opinion On August 5, 2009, a Federal Circuit panel affirmed the decision of the District of New Jersey, which had found Bayer’s U.S. Patent No. 6,787,531 (“’531 Patent”) invalid because of obviousness. The ’531 Patent concerns a formulation of the well-known contraceptive drug drospirenone. The ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 13 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Stephanie Weiner – Edited by Evelyn Breithaupt On July 31, a Boston federal jury ordered physics Ph.D student Joel Tenenbaum to pay $675,000 in damages to various recording companies for willfully infringing 30 songs by downloading them over KaZaA — an award of $22,500 per song. It was only the second file-sharing case to go to verdict in the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) anti-downloading litigation campaign, along with that of Jammie Thomas-Rasset, though thousands are settled or ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 12 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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