Federal Circuit Flash Digest – BASF Corp. v. Johnson Matthey Inc.

By Kyle Xu – Edited by Kaye Horstman
BASF Corp. v. Johnson Matthey Inc., No. 2016-1770, 2017 WL 5559629 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 20, 2017) Last week, in BASF Corp. v. Johnson Matthey Inc., No. 2016-1770, 2017 WL 5559629 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 20, 2017), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed and remanded a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. The...
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Flash Digest – News In Brief

By Agathon Fric – Edited by Colette Ghazarian
Facebook Revenge Porn Initiative Asks Users to Preemptively Send Intimate Images In a bid to combat the growing trend of revenge porn on its platform, Facebook has invited its Australian users to send the social media giant copies of their intimate images so it can pre-emptively remove them from the world’s third-most-visited website. In an online press release, Facebook’s Global...
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A New Right of Access? ACLU and MFIA Clear First Hurdle in FISC Redaction Challenge

By Hilary Hurd – Edited by Michael McCambridge
In Re: Opinions & Orders of This Court Addressing Bulk Collection of Data Under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, hosted by aclu.org. In early November, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (“FISC”) allowed the American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”) and Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (“MFIA”) to continue their challenge to access confidential court records. The plaintiffs asserted...
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Flash Digest – News in Brief

By Made Grazia V. Ustriyana – Edited by Daniel Sylvia
Forever 21 Reports Possible Data Breach Fashion retailer Forever 21 Inc. released a statement on November 14, 2017 on its website stating that “there may have been unauthorized access to data from payment cards” used in some of its stores. The company, which operates more than 815 stores in 57 countries, did not specify which of its stores were affected...
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Two-Way Media v. Comcast: Federal Circuit Affirms Two-Way Media’s Internet Multicasting Claims Are Patent Ineligible

By Carl Min – Edited by Nanding Chen
Two-Way Media Ltd v. Comcast Cable Communs., LLC, Nos. 2016-2531, 2016-2532, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 21706 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 1, 2017). The Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, which held that Two-Way Media’s asserted patents regarding Internet multicasting were patent ineligible under The Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. § 101. To address...
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Weaver v. Myers: Supreme Court of Florida Reaffirms that the Right of Privacy is not Retroactively Destroyed by Death.

By Osvaldo Galeano Gamarra – Edited by Peter (Wookjung) Kim
Weaver v. Myers et al., SC15-1538 (Supreme Court of Florida Nov. 9, 2017) hosted by justia.com. Last week, the Supreme Court of Florida rendered a 4-3 decision in  Weaver v. Myers. The Court decided that, under the Florida Constitution, the right to privacy is attached during the life of a citizen and cannot be retroactively destroyed by death. By doing...
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Smart Systems Innovations v. Chicago Transit Authority: Federal Circuit Affirms Patent Ineligibility of Open Payment Technology for Mass Transit Systems

By Tianhao He – Edited by Sarah Coe
Smart Systems Innovations v. Chicago Transit Authority, 873 F.3d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2017) Last month, in Smart Systems Innovations v. Chicago Transit Authority, 873 F.3d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2017), the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court ruling that claims from four patents for mass transit open payment technologies were patent ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 (”Section 101”). Since 2014...
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US v. Glassdoor: Ninth Circuit Compels Website to Disclose Anonymous Users’ Identities

By Brian Kulp – Edited by Alena Farber
United States v. Glassdoor, No. 17-16221 (9th. Cir. Nov. 8, 2017). Last month, the Ninth Circuit heard arguments in United States v. Glassdoor, No. 17-16221 (9th Cir. Nov. 8, 2017), an appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. The lower court denied Glassdoor’s motion to quash a grand jury subpoena that would force the employer...
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3M v. Thunder Finish: 3M Sues Shanghai-Based Thunder Finish for Patent and Trademark Infringements of Its Paint Preparation System Technology

By Stella Weizhi Mao – Edited by Tony Lee
Complaint, 3M Company et al v. Thunder Finish, Ltd., No. 3:17-cv-00725 (W.D. Wis. Sep. 22, 2017) complaint hosted by ipwatchdog.com On September 22, 2017, 3M Company and 3M Innovative Properties Co. (together, “3M”), a technology and materials company and its subsidiary based in Saint Paul, MN, filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Wisconsin against Thunder Finish Co. Ltd. (“Thunder...
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Google v. Equustek: United States Federal Court Declares Canadian Court Order Unenforceable

By Alicia Loh – Edited by Mark Weston
Google LLC v. Equustek Solutions Inc., 2017 WL 5000834 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 2, 2017) hosted by law.scu.edu Last week, the District Court for the Northern District of California granted Google’s motion for preliminary injunctive relief in Google LLC v. Equustek Solutions Inc., 2017 WL 5000834 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 2, 2017). Google sought an order and declaratory statement that a Canadian...
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