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Alert - January 16, 2018

On January 8, 2018, the Federal Circuit issued an en banc decision in Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corp., No. 2015-1944, holding that parties may now...

Alert - January 08, 2018

Standard essential patents (“SEPs”) are patents claiming an invention that must be used to comply with one or more interoperability standards, such as the WCDMA and LTE telecommunications standards and the 802.11 WiFi standard...

Alert - January 03, 2018

Recently, in Travel Sentry, Inc. v. Tropp, No. 16-2386, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 25548 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 19, 2017), the Federal Circuit revisited and reviewed the legal framework for direct infringement established in Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc. (Akamai V), 797 F. 3d 1020 (Fed. Cir. 2015) (en banc)...

Alert - January 03, 2018

On December 21, 2017, the Music Modernization Act (H.R. 4706) was introduced in the House of Representatives. The bill’s purpose is to modernize digital licensing by simplifying licensing for streaming companies and helping songwriters and publishers obtain higher royalty rates for public performances of their musical works...

Alert - December 21, 2017

In a non-precedential decision, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) inter partes review decision...

Alert - December 21, 2017

On December 15, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a unanimous ruling declaring unconstitutional...

Alert - December 18, 2017

The Federal Circuit has issued its decision on remand from the Supreme Court in Amgen Inc. v. Sandoz Inc., No. 15-1499 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 14, 2017), holding that the Biologics Price Control and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”) preempts...

Alert - December 04, 2017

On November 14, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a rule on “Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees During Fiscal Year 2017.” (82 FR 52780) This rule includes fee adjustments that take effect on January 16, 2018...

Alert - November 29, 2017

On November 27, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, Civ. No. 16-712...