Alice, Abstract Ideas, and Software-Related Patents

Those “who sweat in the clammy gymnasia of patent law” were impatiently waiting for the Alice decision. They … Continue Reading

The Consequences of Violating Open Source Licenses

By: Jaideep Reddy “These days a developer will do a Google search, find five open-source products that fit … Continue Reading

Google v. Vederi: Street View Aims For the Supreme Court

Are you curious to know what a certain address or location looks like in frontal or perspective view? … Continue Reading

Are Human Genes Patentable? A Preview of Association for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO ("The Myriad Case")

On April 15, 2013, the Supreme Court will hear the oral arguments for one of the most highly … Continue Reading

The Uncertain Future of Divided Patent Infringement

The law of patent infringement is governed by 35 U.S.C. § 271. In particular, § 271(a) describes what constitutes infringement: … Continue Reading

Centocor v. Abbott Labs: Enforcing the Written Description Requirement in the Unpredictable Arts

In the recent Centocor Ortho Biotech, Inc. v. Abbott Laboratories (PDF), the Federal Circuit found that Defendant Abbott … Continue Reading

Centillion Data Systems, LLC v. Qwest Communications International: New Aspects to Divided Infringement

In Centillion Data Systems, LLC v. Qwest Communications International (PDF), the Federal Circuit limited its doctrine that for … Continue Reading

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

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