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Federal Circuit Grants U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office Power to Limit Patent Applications By Sharona Hakimi – Edited by Caitlyn Ross Tafas v. Doll Federal Circuit, March 20, 2009, No. 2008-1352 Opinion On March 20th, the Federal Circuit affirmed in part and vacated in part a decision by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in a suit that challenged rules proposed by the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO). Tafas, the plaintiff, contested the USPTO’s ... Read More...
Posted On Apr - 3 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Penalizes ICU Medical, Inc. and Counsel Paul Hastings for Frivolous Patent Infringement Suit By Jamie Wicks – Edited by Joshua Gruenspecht ICU Medical, Inc. v. Alaris Medical Systems, Inc. Federal Circuit, March 13, 2009, No. 2008-1077 Opinion On March 13th, the Federal Circuit unanimously affirmed the United States District Court for the Central District of California, which had granted summary judgment in favor of Alaris in a suit in which ICU claimed infringement of its patents for spiked ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 28 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
S.D.N.Y. Determines Family Guy Parody Is Protected by Fair Use By Leocadie Welling – Edited by Joshua Gruenspecht Bourne Co. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation S.D.N.Y, March 16, 2009, 07 Civ. 8580 Opinion (hosted by Exclusive Rights) On March 16, 2009, Judge Batts of the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment for the defendants in a copyright infringement suit against the creators, producers and broadcasters of the television series Family Guy. Plaintiff Bourne Co. is the sole ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 22 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
In re Bilski Redefined? By Briahna Gray – Edited by Anthony Kammer In re Lewis Ferguson, Darryl Costin and Scott C. Harris Federal Circuit, March 6, 2009, Serial No. 09/387,823 Order On March 6, 2009, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences that a marketing paradigm for multiple independent software companies fashioned by Lewis Ferguson, Darryl Costin, and Scott C. Harris was not patentable under the U.S. Patent Act, 35 ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 15 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Mary J. Blige’s “Family Affair” Not a Copyright Violation By Jia Ryu – Edited by Anthony Kammer Jones v. Blige United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, March 9, 2009 Slip Opinion On March 9, 2009, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a Michigan district court’s grant of summary judgment for defendant, Mary J. Blige in a copyright infringement case. Plaintiffs Leonard Jones and James E. White had filed suit against Defendants Mary J. ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 12 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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