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DC Comics v. Pacific Pictures Corp. By Dorothy Du – Edited by Daniella Adler DC Comics v. Pacific Pictures Corp., No. CV 10-3633 ODW (RZx), (C.D. Cal. Oct. 17, 2012) Slip opinion The District Court for the Central District of California ruled that the heirs of Joseph Shuster, the first illustrator of Superman, signed away their right to reclaim Superman copyrights in an agreement with DC Comics (“DC”). The court granted plaintiff DC’s motion for partial summary judgment. The court ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 24 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
The Eastern District of Texas Puts End to Eolas’ Patent Trolling By Dorothy Du – Edited by Jeffery Habenicht Eolas Techs. Inc. v. Adobe Sys., Inc., No. 6:09-cv-446 (E.D. Tex. July 19, 2012) Slip opinion (hosted by Justia.com) The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas denied plaintiff Eolas’s motion for judgment as a matter of law that its patents are valid or, alternatively, a new trial. Eolas Techs. Inc. v. Adobe Sys., Inc., No. 6:09-cv-446, slip. ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 31 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Dorothy Du Federal Circuit Reconsiders Myriad’s Gene Patents on Remand This past Friday, July 20, the Federal Circuit heard 45 minutes of oral arguments for Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad on remand on whether isolated breast cancer genes are unpatentable products of nature, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. A year ago, JOLT Digest reported on the Federal Circuit’s decision to uphold the patent eligibility of isolated DNA. However, following a Supreme Court decision to strike down a diagnostic patent as ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 23 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Revisits Patentable Subject Matter Following Prometheus By Jeffery Habenicht – Edited by Dorothy Du CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd, No. 2011-1301 (Fed. Cir. July 9, 2012) Slip opinion The Federal Circuit reversed the D.C. District Court’s decision to grant summary judgment against Alice Corporation (“Alice”). CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd, No. 2011-1301, slip op. at 2, 6–7 (Fed. Cir. July 9, 2012). The district court had held that Alice’s patents were invalid ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 22 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
USPTO Proposes New Rules for Micro Entity Status By Jeffery Habenicht – Edited by Dorothy Du Changes to Implement Micro Entity Status for Paying Patent Fees, 77 Fed. Reg. 31,806 (proposed May 30, 2012) (to be codified at 37 C.F.R. pt. 1). Federal Register On May 30, 2012, the PTO published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register entitled Changes to Implement Micro Entity Status for Paying Patent Fees. The new rules, to be codified as 37 C.F.R. ... Read More...
Posted On Jun - 12 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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