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By Dorothy Du Federal Circuit Reconsiders Myriad’s Gene Patents on Remand This past Friday, July 20, the Federal Circuit heard 45 minutes of oral arguments for Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad on remand on whether isolated breast cancer genes are unpatentable products of nature, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. A year ago, JOLT Digest reported on the Federal Circuit’s decision to uphold the patent eligibility of isolated DNA. However, following a Supreme Court decision to strike down a diagnostic patent as ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 23 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Revisits Patentable Subject Matter Following Prometheus By Jeffery Habenicht – Edited by Dorothy Du CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd, No. 2011-1301 (Fed. Cir. July 9, 2012) Slip opinion The Federal Circuit reversed the D.C. District Court’s decision to grant summary judgment against Alice Corporation (“Alice”). CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd, No. 2011-1301, slip op. at 2, 6–7 (Fed. Cir. July 9, 2012). The district court had held that Alice’s patents were invalid ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 22 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Erin Pritchard Facebook and Yahoo Settle & Share Facebook and Yahoo announced last Friday, June 6, that they have settled all patent disputes between the two companies and are entering into an advertising partnership, according to CNN. The companies came to a no-cash exchange settlement agreement by entering into a cross-license deal which allows access to one another’s patent portfolios as well as a new advertising partnership. Yahoo filed a complaint against Facebook in March 2012 in the U.S. ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 14 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Judge Posner Dismisses Apple v. Motorola Patent Suit in its Entirety By Charlie Stiernberg – Edited by Jeff Habenicht Apple, Inc. v. Motorola, Inc., No. 1:11-cv-08540, 2012 WL 2376664 (N.D. Ill. June 22, 2012). Slip Opinion (Hosted by Electronic Frontier Foundation) The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed with prejudice the suit between Apple, Inc. and Motorola, Inc. in its entirety.  The court had previously excluded testimony from the parties’ damages experts and cancelled the ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 6 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Jacob L. Rogers Intel Acquires 1,700 Patents From Interdigital for $375 Million. Intel has publicly announced its purchase of Interdigital’s patent portfolio, which is primarily composed of wireless patents. In the wake of the deal, Reuters voiced some concerns about the relative value of the deal, noting that the patents in this case were acquired at $220,000 per patent, compared to the $750,000 per patent and $735,000 per patent in the Nortel and Motorola deals, respectively. The acquisition of ... Read More...
Posted On Jun - 25 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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