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20 min ago | JD Supra

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.

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4 hrs ago | JD Supra

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."

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Navy Times

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.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

JD Supra

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."

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Business Insurance

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.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

JD Supra

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.

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SocalTECH.com

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.

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Related Topix: Acacia Research, Semiconductors, Financial Services, Electronics, Investment Services, Internet, Science / Technology, US News

Seeking Alpha

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 .

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, US News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

JD Supra

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.

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The TTABlog

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.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

JD Supra

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 .

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Related Topix: US News, Patent / Trademark Law, Law

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Law.com

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.

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Related Topix: Alcatel-Lucent, Telecom, Alcatel, US News

Freshnews

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 .

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Government Executive

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.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

Ars Technica

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.

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Related Topix: US News, Computers, Cameras

Wed Jul 16, 2014

JD Supra

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.

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JD Supra

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.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

GlobeNewswire

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.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Law.com

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.

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Related Topix: Seagate, Computers, Seagate Technology, HP, Cadwalader Wickersham and Taft, Law, McDermott Will and Emery, US News

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.

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