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An End to Business Methods Patents? By Anthony Kammer – Edited by Anna Lamut In re Bilski CAFC, October 30, 2008, No. 08/833,892 En Banc In re Bilski opinion Amicus Brief, En Banc Order, BPAI opinion  (hosted by Electronic Frontier Foundation) On October 30, 2008, an en banc panel of the Federal Circuit upheld a ruling by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences that a business method developed by Bernard Bilski and Rand Warsaw for hedging risks in commodities trading ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 5 - 2008 3 Comments READ FULL POST
President Bush Signs PRO-IP Act S. 3325 On Monday, October 14, President Bush signed into law the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act, also known as the PRO-IP Act, S. 3325. The PRO-IP Act steepens penalties for IP infringement and increases resources to the DOJ to coordinate state and federal efforts against counterfeiting and piracy. Although opposed by the DOJ, the Act also provides for a “U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator” position within the Executive Office of the ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 14 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Supreme Court Denies Echostar’s Appeal; TiVO Awarded $104 million in Damages Docket Page On Monday, October 6, 2008, the Supreme Court denied Dish’s (formerly EchoStar) appeal of TiVO, Inc. v. EchoStar, 516 F.3d 1290 (Fed. Cir. 2008), bringing the long patent infringement suit to a close.  By refusing to hear argument, the Court upheld both the district and Federal Circuit decisions, which found Dish had infringed TiVO’s patented DVR software and awarded TiVO $74 million in damages. Dish will be forced to pay ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 9 - 2008 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Rejects Point of Novelty Test for Design Patent Infringement By Anna Lamut — Edited by Stephanie Weiner Egyptian Goddess v. Swisa CAFC, September 22, 2008, Slip Opinion The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the District Court for the Northern District of Texas, which had granted summary judgment in favor of Swisa, Inc, finding that no jury could reasonably find Swisa’s nail-buffer design infringed Egyptian Goddess’s design patent. A panel of the ... Read More...
Posted On Sep - 27 - 2008 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Clarifies Patent Obviousness after KSR By Debbie Rosenbaum — Edited by Stephanie Weiner Eisai Co. v. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Ltd. Federal Circuit, July 21, 2008, No. 2007-1397 Slip Opinion On July 21, the Federal Circuit affirmed the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York’s ruling in favor of plaintiff Eisai Co., holding that the patent-in-suit, U.S. Patent No. 5,045,552, was non-obvious and was not obtained through inequitable conduct. This case illustrates the Federal Circuit’s ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 24 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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