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By Charlie Stiernberg What Changed in Google’s Privacy Policy Google recently announced changes to its privacy policy and terms of service, prompting concerns by a bipartisan group of congressmen over the future safety of customer data. Reuters reports that Pablo Chavez, Google’s director of public policy, responded directly to the lawmakers’ questions in a letter, stating that “the updated privacy policy does not allow us to collect any new or additional types of information about users.” The Electronic Frontier Foundation ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 11 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Holds That a Computer-Aided Clearinghouse is a Patent-Ineligible Abstract Idea By Laura Fishwick – Edited by Adam Lewin Dealertrack, Inc. v. Huber, Nos. 2009-1566, 2009-1588, 2012 WL 164439 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 20, 2012) Slip Opinion The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California’s grant of summary judgment regarding the invalidity of Dealertrack’s U.S. Patent 7,181,427 (filed Sep. 3, 1997) (“the ’427 patent”), which had claims that covered ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 9 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Clarifies the Level of Contribution Required for Joint Invention of a Chemical Compound By Yana Welinder – Edited by Adam Lewin Falana v. Kent State Univ., No. 2011-1198, 2012 WL 171550 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 23, 2012) Slip Opinion The Federal Circuit affirmed in part the ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, which held that Dr. Olusegun Falana should have been listed as co-inventor on a patent that described the use of his ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 7 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Patent-Eligibility of Medical Protocol Based on Correlations Between Blood Tests and Patient Health By Laura Fishwick – Edited by Michael Hoven Mayo Collaborative Servs. v. Prometheus Labs., Inc., No. 10-1150 (U.S. Dec. 7, 2011) Transcript of Oral Arguments Mayo v. Prometheus returned to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit again held that Prometheus’s method patents covered a particular application of a natural phenomenon, not the natural phenomenon itself, and ... Read More...
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Federal Circuit Holds that Typhoon’s Patents Are Valid, but Not Infringed By Marsha Sukach – Edited by Andrew Crocker Typhoon Touch Techs. v. Dell, Inc., No. 2009-1589 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 4, 2011) Slip Opinion The Federal Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part the ruling of the U. S.District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, which held that Typhoon’s patents that cover its “keyboardless” touch-screen computing system are invalid and not infringed. Judge Newman, joined by Chief Judge ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 19 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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