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The Supreme Court grants cert in the Aereo case, which pits the over-the-air TV streaming upstart against the big broadcasting [...]Continue Reading →
On January 10, 2014 By Bradlee Edmondson January 26, 2014
What Do You Think About Patent Subject Matter Eligibility?
On Friday, January 24th, JETLaw will host its symposium on patent-eligible subject matter, Patents 101: From Computer Code to Genetic Codes. (Details below.) Should courts care whether patented processes are implemented in software? Should software be considered unpatentable as an “algorithm”? Should any [...]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 →
On November 22, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson January 26, 2014
Thanks to our authors for a great semester full of legal analysis across intellectual property, entertainment, and technology law. This will be our last regularly scheduled post of the semester. We head into final exams right after the Thanksgiving break. Good luck, everyone!
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Due to its nature as a right to exclude, a patent can have a powerful effect on the market. Though in theory the patent is meant to serve a defensive function, some have chosen to use it as a more offensive tool: obtaining questionable royalties from inadvertent infringers, or raising a competitor’s operating costs. It [...]Continue Reading →
On November 6, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson November 26, 2013
The 2013-2014 JETLaw Symposium, “Patents 101: Eligibility from Computer Code to Genetic Codes” will be held at Vanderbilt Law School on Friday, January 24th, 2014. The Symposium examines the interaction of Section 101 and patent eligibility of software and DNA, as well as the implication of current jurisprudence on patent eligible [...]Continue Reading →
On November 1, 2013 By Parker Hancock October 31, 2013
Last Wednesday, a bill was introduced in the House that could possibly end patent trolling as we know it. Judiciary Comittee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced the “Innovation Act of 2013,” which would significantly amend the patent enforcement process with the goals of curbing [...]Continue Reading →
On October 24, 2013 By Thomas Hayden November 20, 2013
Back in June, the Supreme Court decided Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, 569 U.S. ___, 133 S. Ct. 2107 (2013) (which we previously wrote about here). Myriad was a unanimous decision in which the Court ruled that naturally occurring isolated DNA cannot be patented, but that [...]Continue Reading →
On October 15, 2013 By Christine Carletta November 5, 2013
At the end of August, the GAO finally issued its mandated report to Congress regarding factors that affect patent infringement litigation. Why? Patent litigation has increased dramatically over the past decade. From 2000-2011, over 29,000 patent suits were filed in U.S. district courts, and the overall number of defendants in these cases [...]Continue Reading →
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California creates a minor’s right to be forgotten online. (In contrast, the EU Court of Justice found in June that EU law contains no general right to be forgotten.) [H/T Privacy, E-Commerce & Data Security's Summer 2013 Newsletter (PDF)] Google may be getting ready to use your [...]Continue Reading →
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