Uniloc v. Microsoft: Reducing the Potential to Recover Reasonable Royalty Rate Damages

In the recent Uniloc v. Microsoft (PDF), the Federal Circuit made two significant changes to the standards by … Continue Reading

People v. Diaz: Is Your iPhone Constitutionally Protected?

This January in People v. Diaz (PDF), the Supreme Court of California affirmed the Court of Appeals decision … Continue Reading

Four Rounds of ICE Domain Name Seizures and Related Controversies and Opposition

The Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), under the Department of Homeland Security, engaged in another round of domain … Continue Reading

Tokai v. Easton: Deference to the PTO and Hindsight Bias in Obviousness Analysis

The recent Tokai v. Easton opinion (PDF) raises a timely standard of review issue that the Supreme Court … Continue Reading

iLOR v. Google: A Two-Part Test for Identifying Vexatious or Unjustified Litigation

Summary Collectively,  Brooks Furniture and iLOR v. Google (PDF) establish the standards a defendant must meet for an … Continue Reading

Costco Wholesale Corporation v. Omega, S.A.: Extraterritorial Applicability of the First Sale Doctrine

In the Ninth Circuit decision of Omega, S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corp., the court ruled that the first … Continue Reading

Winter 2010 News Briefs

This month, our team members have been consumed with outlines, papers, and finals, and now the holidays are … Continue Reading

U.S. v. Warshak: The Constitutionality of Search and Seizure of E-Mails

On December 14, 2010, the Sixth Circuit held that a search warrant is required before the government can … Continue Reading

Finjan v. Secure Computing: Direct Infringement of Apparatus Claims by Software That Requires User Unlocking or Activation

In the recent Finjan v. Secure Computing decision, the Federal Circuit affirmed that software that is sold in … Continue Reading

Google, Inc. Under Investigation by the Federal Communications Commission

In May 2007, at the Where 2.0 conference in San Jose, Google launched Street View, a program allowing … Continue Reading