20 min ago
The Supreme Court's Push For Clarity in Patent Cases
The Supreme Court had a busy term, particularly with regard to patent cases, and especially in an effort to provide much needed guidance to the divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
4 hrs ago
An 8(a) Contracting Cautionary Tale's Final Scene
Many may have fond childhood memories of their parents reading cautionary tales or poems to them before going to bed, such as Hilaire Belloc's "Rebecca: Who Slammed Doors For Fun and Perished Miserably" or Shel Silverstein's "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out."
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Judges dismiss booted sailors' appeal
Three hundred former sailors suing forcompensation from or reinstatement in the Navy after being booted by the deeply unpopular 2011 enlisted retention boards lost their appeal, likely closing the book on their challenge.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The Mystery of the Federal Circuit Advisory Council's Short-Lived Model Orders
In July 2013, the Advisory Council for the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a committee that includes Federal Circuit litigators, law professors, court clerks, and government attorneys, issued a "Model Order Limiting Excess Patent Claims and Prior Art."
Federal exchange premium subsidies still available while lawsuits proceed
The Obama administration has said it will continue providing premium subsidies for health care plans purchased through federally run public insurance exchanges, pending a final resolution of two lawsuits seeking to drastically limit their availability.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
ITC Section 337 Update - July 2014
Commission Enforcing General Policy In Favor Of Transparency With Respect To Settlement Agreements On July 7, 2014, Administrative Law Judge E. James Gildea issued Order No.
Newegg Hails Patent Win Over Acacia Research
Los Angeles-based online e-commerce retailer Newegg is trumpeting a new patent victory, saying that a "notorious troll" has been ordered to pay the company's cost in a patent ruling.
VirnetX: a Cafc View Through a Clear Lens
VirnetX investors are closely watching for a decision in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit case between VirnetX v Cisco .
Mon Jul 21, 2014
CAFC Invalidates Functionally Claimed Antibody Patents as Lacking Written Description
On July 1, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided AbbVie Deutschland GmbH v.
Aba Ip Section: Ttab Hot Topics, Boston, August 7th
Yours truly will be a panelist at the "TTAB Hot Topics" session of the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston, on August 7th from 8:30 to 10:00 AM at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Federal Circuit Orders Stay Pending Completion of CBM Review
Applying section 18 of the America Invents Act to an issue of first impression, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a district court, ordering a stay of the district court litigation pending resolution of a post-grant CBM review proceeding before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board .
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Apple, LG Beat Back Appeal in $180 Million Patent Row
Apple Inc. and LG Electronics Co. persuaded an appeals court Thursday to finish off a $180 million patent case brought Alcatel-Lucent SA.
LG Electronics Wins Two Appellate Decisions In Multimedia Patent Trust Cases
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today affirmed two separate lower court decisions in favor of LG Electronics in patent infringement cases brought by the Multimedia Patent Trust .
House Passes Bipartisan Bill Extending Whistleblower Protection
Federal whistleblowers will be able to appeal their cases for the next three years in any U.S. Court of Appeals with jurisdiction under bipartisan legislation the House passed earlier this week.
Biggest "patent troll" slapped down hard by appeals court
The most litigious "patent troll" in the US has lost a major case after the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found its patent was too abstract.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
SCOTUS Roundup: How were patent trolls affected?
While much of the attention this year has fallen on Congress and its now failed attempts to pass patent law reform, the U.S. Supreme Court may have quietly provided significant ammunition to those trying to curb abusive patent troll activity.
Federal Circuit Reverses District Court and Orders Stay Pending Covered Business Method Patent Review
On July 10, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit addressed a statutory provision of the recently enacted America Invents Act that permits a stay of a district court patent litigation pending a Covered Business Method patent review.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Federal Appeals Court Confirms That Acacia's Device Profiling Patent is Invalid
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. , a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, announced another key victory in a patent troll case filed against the company.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Long-Running Disk Drive Patent Fight Winds Down
It took 14 years of litigation, 200 days of deposition testimony and a wealth of attorneys fees, but Convolve Inc.'s billion-dollar infringement case against Seagate Technology and Compaq Computer Corporation may have finally bitten the dust.
The Washington Post
Appeal, investment bills have bipartisan support in House
The House plans to vote as soon Monday on two bills that, while limited in scope, show that the two parties can agree on some issues involving the federal workforce.