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By Andrew Segna Google Acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion Google announced on August 15, 2011 that it will acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in cash. Ars Technica reports that this purchase was motivated in part by Google’s desire to acquire Motorola’s patents and to protect its Android mobile platform, as this deal will give Google control of more than 17,000 patents in the mobile arena and 7,000 patent applications. This acquisition comes in light of Google accusing Microsoft, ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 22 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Upholds Patentability Of Isolated Genes By Albert Wang – Edited by Kassity Liu Ass’n for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO, No. 2010-1406 (Fed. Cir. July 29, 2011) Slip Opinion The Federal Circuit reversed the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on the issues of whether Myriad’s patent claims regarding the BRCA gene and BRCA screening were valid. The Circuit affirmed on the issues of standing and patentability of Myriad’s method of comparing DNA sequences. ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 12 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
by Heather Whitney Google calls competitors’ patent acquisition anticompetitive; Microsoft claims Google was invited Techcrunch reports that Google accused Microsoft of buying the Nortel patents in order to supress competition from Android, Google’s popular mobile operating system. On Wednesday, Google SVP and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond released a blog post calling, among other things, the recent Nortel patent auction win by a consortium including competitors Microsoft, Apple, and Oracle anticompetitive, done to stifle Android innovation through litigation. On Thursday, Microsoft’s ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 10 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
by Michael Adelman Major US Internet Service Providers and Media Organizations Agree to “Six Strikes” Copyright Enforcement Plan Last week, major ISP’s such as AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Cablevision, and Time Warner Cable voluntarily agreed to help copyright owners by implementing a series of warnings and penalties for users suspected of downloading copyright infringing material, Ars Technica reports. When copyright holders detect alleged illegal file sharing, they will notify the ISP’s, who have committed to forward these notices to subscribers (but ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 19 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Supreme Court to Consider Civil Procedure Issues in Two Patent Cases By Marina Shvarts – Edited by Dorothy Du Hyatt v. Kappos, 625 F.3d 1320 (Fed. Cir. 2010) Petition for Writ of Certiorari hosted by scotusblog.com Caraco Pharm. Labs., Ltd. v. Novo Nordisk A/S, 601 F.3d 1359 (Fed. Cir. 2010) Petition for Writ of Certiorari hosted by scotusblog.com In Kappos v. Hyatt, the Court will consider whether a patent applicant who is seeking to overturn a Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 13 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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