Topic Archives: Supreme Court

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? So are the one billion regular users of Google’s Street View, a component of Google Maps that allows users to virtually navigate … Continue reading

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Aereo’s Next Chapter in Bankruptcy

On the heels of a business-crushing Supreme Court decision, television-streaming giant Aereo announced in November that it would be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  Founded in 2012 with nearly $100 million in venture funding, the company allowed users to live-stream … Continue reading

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Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley and Sons: Jet Lag and the First Sale Doctrine

The Supreme Court recently handed down its decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, a copyright exhaustion case concerning the sale of “gray-market” works published outside the United States and imported for sale.  In a surprisingly decisive 6-3 decision, … Continue reading

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Broad Covenant Not To Sue Does Away With Invalidity Counterclaims In Trademark Litigation

In Already LLC. v. Nike, Inc. the Supreme Court recently held that a broad covenant not to sue hinders defendant’s counterclaims of trademark invalidity. Therefore, by choosing to proffer a covenant not to sue, Nike eliminated any legal controversy between the parties such … Continue reading

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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 anticipated patent law cases of last year: Association for Molecular Pathology, Inc, et al. v. USPTO, et al. The one and only question before … Continue reading

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Bowman v. Monsanto: Patent Exhaustion and the Self-Replicating Invention

What’s the case about? The Doctrine of Patent Exhaustion holds that the authorized sale of a patented item extinguishes all of the patent holder’s rights to it.  Any subsequent use of that item by the purchaser is not infringement.  In … Continue reading

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Drafting Health Sciences Process Claims after Prometheus

The Supreme Court’s decision in Mayo v. Prometheus (2012) raised the 35 USC §101 bar on patentable process claims in the health sciences.  Prometheus’ patented processes adjusted the dosage of thiopurine, based on the concentration of drug metabolites in a … Continue reading

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