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Student Podcast
January 10th, 2019
In this episode, we talk to Berkeley Law professor Peter Menell about patent law and new challenges to patent eligibility. Professor Menell discusses the effects of recent Supreme Court decisions and new calls for legislative action to address patent eligibility.
April 14th, 2016
On February 3, 2016 a federal jury returned a verdict finding Apple guilty for willfully infringing four VirnetX Inc. patents in its products, including Apple’s VPN on Demand, iMessage and FaceTime. Apple was ordered to pay $625.6 million in damages and ongoing royalties. Following the verdict, Apple filed a motion for ...
March 1st, 2016
Those “who sweat in the clammy gymnasia of patent law” were impatiently waiting for the Alice decision. They thought they would get an answer to the question of whether or not software is patentable. In its June 19, 2014 ruling, the Supreme Court held that the patentability turned on a ...
UncategorizedBTLJ Blog
February 8th, 2016
In May 2015, Mylan Pharmaceuticals appealed to the Third Circuit after the lower court dismissed its case against Warner Chilcott, which was predicated on a practice called product-hopping. While we await the ruling which is due to come later this year, here is some background information on the developing area ...
January 5th, 2012
The European Court of Justice in Luxemburg ruled on October 18, 2011 in a landmark decision in the case C-34/10 Oliver Bruestle v Greenpeace e.V. and barred embryonic stem cell patents in Europe. In its ruling, the Court said that “a process which involves removal of a stem cell from ...