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Assignor Estoppel Doctrine Is Not a Federal Cause of Action, Federal Circuit Affirms

Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co. v. Nagata
By Erica Larson – Edited by Suzanne Van Arsdale

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the judgment of the Northern District of California, which ruled that plaintiff Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co. (“SEL”) could not establish federal jurisdiction over defendant Dr. Yujiro Nagata. The courts rejected a novel offensive application of assignor estoppel, traditionally a defense.

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Posted On Feb - 19 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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By Andrew Crocker

DHS Civil Liberties Office Validates Suspicionless Border Searches of Electronics

Obama Criticizes Patent Trolls

Python Software Foundation Fights Competing Trademark in Europe

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Posted On Feb - 18 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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By Pio Szamel

En Banc Federal Circuit Hears Arguments on Scope of Software Patents

Economists at St. Louis Fed Publish Paper Arguing Patents Should Be Abolished

3D-Printed 30-Round Magazine Unveiled, Named After Andrew Cuomo

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Posted On Feb - 11 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Federal Circuit Rules Section 102(g) Requires Little Enablement or Public Disclosure from Prior Inventors

Fox Group, Inc. v. Cree, Inc.
By Dorothy Du – Edited by Suzanne Van Arsdale

The Federal Circuit affirmed in part and vacated in part the Eastern District of Virginia, which had granted defendant Cree’s motion for summary judgment on the invalidity of Fox Group’s (“Fox”) entire patent on low defect single crystal silicon carbide.

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Posted On Dec - 11 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Kathleen McGuinness

Congress Passes Symbolic Resolution: “No UN Control of the Internet”

Supreme Court Will Hear Case on the Legality of Pay-for-Delay Practices

Preliminary PTO Finding Invalidates Key Apple Multitouch Patent

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Posted On Dec - 9 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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