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Scholars Petition to Congress on Reducing Patent Litigation Cost

By Yaping Zhang – Edited by Yunnan Jiang

On March 2, 2015, 51 scholars in the field of economics and law, submitted a letter to the United States Congress, petitioning for effective reform to reduce patent litigation cost. In the letter, the scholars argue that the current patent litigation costs are too substantial and threaten research and development, venture capital investment, and entrepreneurship. The letter represents another effort to persuade Congress to take affirmative steps to curb patent troll litigation.

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Posted On Mar - 10 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Federal Circuit Flash Digest: News in Brief 

By: Cristina Carapezza

Federal Circuit Tackles Common Service Mark Question 

Federal Circuit Vacates $101 Million Damages Award in Medtronic Patent Case

USDA Not Liable for $10 Million to Subcontractor Building Wireless Broadband Networks

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Posted On Mar - 8 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Apple Ordered to Pay $533M for Patent Infringement

By Paulius Jurcys – Edited by Saukshmya Trichi

In 2013, Smartflash filed a claim in Southern District of Texas claiming that Apple willfully infringed three of its patents related to digital copyright management, payment method as well as data storage. On February 24, 2015, in Smartflash LLC v. Apple Inc., the federal jury in state of Texas ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million for infringing a patent owned by Texas-based Smartflash Inc.

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Posted On Mar - 5 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Anne Woodworth

Report Claims Facebook Privacy Policy in Violation of EU Law

FCC Preempts State Laws Limiting City-Provided Internet Service

Aereo Files Repayment Plan Following Bankruptcy Auction

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Posted On Mar - 5 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Federal Circuit Flash Digest: News in Brief  

By Amanda Liverzani

PTO’s Statutory Interpretation on Patent Term Adjustment Upheld

Federal Circuit Affirms Garmin Fitness Watches Do Not Infringe on Pacing Patents

Online Shopping Cart Patents Deemed Invalid in Infringement Action Against Victoria’s Secret and Avon

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Posted On Mar - 2 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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