June 25, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Harrison Thorne, Loyola Law School, Class of 2016, addresses newly decided precedents in patent law and the complications that they could create... It is not always clear exactly when a patent is infringed. People typically think of infringement in a black and white manner ...[read more]
June 19, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International that an abstract idea is not patentable simply because it is tied to a computer system. In this case, Alice Corp. sued CLS for patent infringement of four of its patents: US Patent Numbers 5,970,479 (the ...[read more]
June 15, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. on Friday agreed to drop their appeals of a patent-infringement case at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) that resulted in an import ban on some older model Samsung phones. Samsung has been seeking to overturn the ban, while Apple was trying to ...[read more]
June 2, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., a long-running patent infringement case. Biosig sued Nautilus in 2004, alleging that Nautilus infringed its patent for a heart-rate monitor. A district court found Biosig's patent invalid because of " ...[read more]
June 2, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc. that Limelight cannot be held liable for inducing patent infringement. Akamai Technologies and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued Limelight Networks over Akamai's patented method for ...[read more]
May 17, 2014
by G. Redd
In a joint motion to dismiss, Apple and Google agreed Friday to end all mobile technology patent litigation between Apple and Motorola. Furthermore, each company agreed to bear its own expenses after the dismissal is final at the district court level. This comes as a surprise, as the US Court of ...[read more]
April 30, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday heard its final oral arguments of the term. In Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies the court heard arguments on whether a company can be held liable for inducing patent infringement even when no one company has committed direct patent infringement. Akamai ...[read more]
April 28, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Monday. The court heard arguments first in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., a long-running patent infringement case. Biosig sued Nautilus in 2004, alleging that Nautilus infringed its patent for a heart rate monitor. A district ...[read more]
March 1, 2014
by Fangxing Li
JURIST Guest Columnist Antonio Del Mastro, Northeastern University School of Law, Class of 2014, discusses the possible interpretations of the Copyright Act that the US Supreme Court is tasked with choosing in American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., which will determine whether or ...[read more]
February 28, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The Mannheim Regional Court on Friday dismissed a complaint by patent assertion entity IPCom against Apple. The suit alleged USD $2.1 billion in damages against Apple for infringement of European patent EP1841268, which manages access to overloaded wireless communication channels. Although the ...[read more]

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