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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...

The RIAA has always been a little twitchy about music copyrights, and that’s putting it mildly. The latest front in the war on piracy (or fair use, depending on ... Read More »
Struggling cell phone manufacturer Nokia launched a recent attack in both German and U.S. courts, filing lawsuits against HTC, RIM, and ViewSonic, alleging a laundry... Read More »
After two laps through the federal court system, Prometheus has at last received its final verdict from the US Supreme Court: this patent claiming administration of a ... Read More »
During allergy season your eyes start to itch, your nose runs, and you sneeze incessantly. This is all because your body recognizes allergens -- anything from pet... Read More »
  Of the five senses (or six, if you’re a little boy in an M. Night Shyamalan movie) most people would agree that vision is their most valuable sense... Read More »
Everyone hates driving in traffic. The stop and go. The lurch when you accelerate for a moment, then are forced to slam on your brakes when someone cuts into your... Read More »
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