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Federal Circuit Issues First Reversal & Remand of an Inter Partes Review in Microsoft Corporation v. Proxyconn, Inc. Addressing Claim Construction and Amendment Standards

The Federal Circuit issued its first reversal and remand of a final decision in an inter partes review issued by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”). 1,095 more words

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Lost Tree Redux: How Do We Measure Economic Impact?

In Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council, 505 U.S. 1003 (1992), the Supreme Court famously announced that when, as in that case, the trial court found that a regulation rendered the property “valueless,” the owner could assert a… 1,190 more words

Regulatory Takings

Federal Circuit Contradicts Itself in Playdom Service Mark Ruling

Author: Jon Siderits, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review

On March 2, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (TTAB) decision to cancel David Couture’s registration on the mark PLAYDOM. 2,119 more words

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Let Oracle own APIs, Justice Dept tells top court in surprise filing

The right of companies to use key elements of computer code, known as application programming interfaces (APIs), was cast deeper into doubt on Tuesday after the Justice Department urged the Supreme Court not to hear a controversial case that pits Google and a long list of supporters against Oracle . 578 more words

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