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“Google it” has become a familiar refrain for any Millennial tasked with answering a question. The technology giant has redefined the way we obtain and process information. Not surprisingly, the company’s intellectual property portfolio is quite valuable. Google is continuing to add to that portfolio, seeking a patent on [...]Continue Reading →
On December 6, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson January 29, 2014
Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International
In 2005, the Australian company Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. filed a patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for a method of reducing financial risk by ensuring, through “data processing systems” and third-party exchanges, that counterparties make good on their obligations. In 2010, [...]Continue Reading →
Elena Kagan’s record indicates she might be friendly to entertainment cases.
Finland becomes first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen.
Supreme Court decides patent door should stay open for those creating new business methods.
Alleged “Twilight” [...]Continue Reading →
On November 9, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Bilski v. Kappos. The case, whose facts were reported on earlier, involves whether a “business model” is patentable. At the end of the day, it seemed that the Justices were skeptical of whether the way in which a company does business [...]Continue Reading →
With the hype surrounding President Barack Obama’s first Supreme Court nomination reaching a fever pitch, it may be time to step back from confirmation politics and consider an actual case that the would-be nominee will face next fall. Intellectual property law may not have the mainstream appeal of sexy constitutional law topics like gay marriage [...]Continue Reading →
On June 6, 2008 By JETLaw June 6, 2008
During the last decade, the world of patentable innovations has expanded to include what are now known as “business methods” patents. While there is an argument that business methods have always been considered at least theoretically patentable in the U.S., as a practical matter, this type of patent has only gained popularity after the seminal [...]Continue Reading →
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