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Promises Made, Promises Not Kept: Even an Implied License Requires Compliance With Its Terms

BITMANAGEMENT SOFTWARE GMBH v. UNITED STATES Before NEWMAN, DYK, and O’MALLEY, Circuit Judges.  Appeal from the United States Court of Federal Claims. Summary: The U.S...

Collateral Estoppel in AIA Trial Proceedings

Inconsistency Across Related Cases is Precluded When challenging related patents at the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB), it is not uncommon to present similar grounds of...

Patexia Insight 100: Patents Down in 2020 and the downtrend May Continue

Last year we wrote about the impact of the pandemic on the US patent activity and the patent prosecution practice (Patexia Insight 79). We estimated a drop of 2 to 4 percent in the...

Graphene is a promising replacement for the materials with which we currently construct electronics. Particularly in the field of solar technology, graphene is useful ... Read More »
Gallium Nitride (GaN) has recently been touted as a highly effectively replacement for silicon in high power transistor applications, but overheating of these devices ... Read More »
The Power Conversion -- Intelligent Motion (PCIM) conference kicks off today in Nuremburg, Germany, and touts record-setting attendance for a power electronics... Read More »
This morning, Reuters reports that Lenovo will invest nearly $800 million to create a more extensive mobile manufacturing facility in Wuhan, Hubei, China... Read More »
Today semiconductor and microchip manufacturer Microchip Technologies announced that it will purchase its smaller rival Standard Microsystems Corp., reports Reuters... Read More »
In news broken by Fosspatents and Reuters, Apple CEO Tim Cook and and Samsun CEO Choi Gee-sung have agreed to meet in mid-May to discuss a settlement in the patent... Read More »
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Sarfraz AhmadI think this is wishful thinking because the parties won't really say that any of their claims are legally weak, no matter in front of whom these talks take place, but there's no way they would ever express even the slightest skepticism over any of their claims in front of a judge involved with the actual litigation
Apr 30, 2012
Sheets of carbon-based nanomaterial graphene -- akin to a sheet of unrolled carbon nanotubes -- has some remarkable properties. A single sheet of graphene is just one ... Read More »
New research shows, for the first time, that it is safe for women who have been diagnosed with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer to be pregnant, despite... Read More »
Apple today sought permission from a bankruptcy court to sue Eastman Kodak for allegedly violating patents related to printers, digital cameras and digital picture... Read More »
Anonymous hacktivists, in their latest high-profile attack, have exposed backroom political dealings that sought to reduce the penalty for convicted staff sergeant... Read More »
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Alvin SchaefferThese guys have become major players in the tech world.
Feb 8, 2012
Air Products announced today that its hydrogen fueling technology and infrastructure is now providing hydrogen to fuel material handling fuel cell units at WinCo... Read More »
Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a cell-permeable peptide that inhibits a hepatitis C virus protein and blocks cancer... Read More »
Verizon and Coinstar, Inc. today announced the formation of a joint venture that will create a new choice for video entertainment. The venture's services will... Read More »
  Micron Technology, Inc., announced the appointment of D. Mark Durcan as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. Mr. Durcan will also serve as a... Read More »
The hacktivist group Anonymous has leaked an intercepted conversation between the FBI and Scotland Yard that transpired on January 17. The details of the call are... Read More »
Today Sony Corporation announced that it has named Kazuro Hirai as President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Sir Howard Stringer who is to become Chairman of... Read More »
IBM today announced it has completed its acquisition of Emptoris Inc. The acquisition expands IBM's cloud-based analytics offerings that provide supply chain... Read More »
Alliance for American Manufacturing raises concern about 1.6 million US auto industry jobs being at risk due to China’s illegal trade practices. World Trade... Read More »
Today, IBM announced their acquisition of Worklight, an Israeli based provider of mobile software for smartphones and tablets. This move will allow IBM to offer its... Read More »
Siemens has entered into an agreement with RuggedCom Inc. to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of RuggedCom by way of a friendly... Read More »
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