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Written By: Sounghun Lee Edited By: Esther Mulder Editorial Policy Introduction Traditionally, a U.S. patent could only be infringed by activities performed wholly within the United States. In 1972, the Supreme Court held in Deepsouth Packing Co. v. Laitram Corp. that exporting domestically made components of a patented product for assembly abroad was not a direct infringement under U.S. patent law.[i] In an effort to account for the growing global marketplace, Congress has revised and expanded the definition of  “infringing ... Read More...
Posted On Sep - 6 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Jury Delivers $1.05B Verdict for Apple in Patent Case By Jeffery Habenicht – Edited by Jennifer Wong Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., 11-CV-1846-LHK (N.D.Cal Aug. 24, 2012) Jury Verdict Form hosted by SB Nation After two-and-a-half days of deliberation, a nine-person jury returned a $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung for infringing six of seven Apple patents.  The jury found that, in 24 of its phones and tablets, Samsung had infringed on all three utility patents and three of ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 29 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Reaffirms Patent Eligibility of Isolated Human Genes By Jie Zhang – Edited by Jeffery Habenicht Ass’n for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO, No. 2010-1406 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 16, 2012) Slip opinion The Federal Circuit, on remand from the Supreme Court in light of the Court’s decision in Mayo Collaborative Servs. v. Prometheus Labs., affirmed in part and reversed in part a decision by the Southern District of New York, which had held that isolated breast cancer genes and a ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 22 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Michael Hoven Facebook’s “Sponsored Stories” Settlement Rejected by Court District Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California rejected a $20 million settlement of a class-action suit against Facebook over its “Sponsored Stories” feature, reports Wired. In his order, Judge Seeborg questioned the fairness of the proposed settlement, under which Facebook would pay $10 million in attorney’s fees and $10 million to charity, to class members, especially given the size of the award to plaintiffs’ attorneys and the ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 20 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Charlie Stiernberg Proposed SHIELD Act Would Require Non-Practicing Entities to Pay Legal Costs The Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes Act of 2012 (“SHIELD Act”) aims to deter non-practicing entities (“NPEs”)—patent holders that do not make, use, or sell their claimed invention—from filing lawsuits by requiring such plaintiffs to pay successful defendants’ attorney fees, if a court determines that the suit did not have a reasonable likelihood of succeeding. Congressman Peter Defazio (D-OR) introduced H.R. 6245 on August ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 13 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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