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No Reprieve from Multi–Million Dollar Judgment

With a hat tip to Docket Navigator for the eye–popping order in Versata Software, Inc. et al. v. SAP America, Inc. et al…

One of the success stories of prior patent reform efforts is the institution of special covered business method (CBM) review at the PTAB. 272 more words


Travails of the War Horse orchestra

Ashworth and others v the Royal National Theatre 1176 – read judgment

Anyone who saw one of the early performances of War Horse in its first season at the National Theatre will remember how profoundly moving was the live music, with the musicians visible along the sides of the theatre above the stage.   1,118 more words

In The News

FedEx Sued Over Deadly Orland Bus Crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire. 307 more words


Copyrights Part II: Infringement

By infringing on someone else’s copyright, or having a knitter infringe on yours, there are usually both monetary and non-monetary consequences, such as turning over all profits to the copyright owner, possible monetary damages as outlined in a state law, a court order to prevent any continued creation (injunction) and possible destruction of the infringing knits. 304 more words

Intellectual Property In Patterns

You CAN Have It All -- If You Know What to Ask For

So you’re almost finish drafting your complaint. All that’s left is the “prayer”– the part where you tell the judge what you want her to do.   695 more words

EU Parliament votes in favour of private antitrust damages initiative

The European Parliament gave its green light to the Commission private-damages Directive today:

Brussels, 17 April 2014

Antitrust: Commission welcomes Parliament vote to facilitate damages claims by victims of antitrust violations… 730 more words

University of Pittsburgh v. Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

Docket No. 2012-1575

April 10, 2014


Brief Summary: Construction of means-plus-function limitation in independent claim affirmed. Preamble term of dependent claim found not part of the apparatus but “drawn to an intended use.” Willful infringement finding reversed. 498 more words

Claim Construction