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CNN Sued by FreePlay Music Over Alleged Copyright Infringement Facing a $17.4 Million Lawsuit

  Just last week, CNN made headlines by being in the center of them instead of being behind them as usual. The Rolling Stone magazine broke the news that the Cable News Network...

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Case

CASE OF THE WEEK Treehouse Avatar LLC v. Valve Corp., Appeal No. 2022-1171 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 30, 2022) In the only precedential patent opinion issued by the Federal Circuit this week...

Female Entrepreneurs are Building Lifechanging Businesses. They Need Intellectual Property Protections to Do it.

As a woman who has spent her career as a serial entrepreneur and fighter for women entrepreneurs, I was appalled to read a recent letter from 100 members of Congress calling on Health...

Expert Testimony Inconsistent With Agreed-Upon Claim Construction Is Properly Stricken

Written by: Brianne M. Kingery & Jeremy Anapol TREEHOUSE AVATAR LLC v. VALVE CORPORATION Before Lourie, Reyna, and Stoll. Appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Western ...

Patent Experts Urge Kanter to Reject Calls to Scrap Avanci Business Review Letter

“The authors of the November 30 letter argue that the October 17 letter ‘perpetuates long-standing misunderstandings by some academics, policy activists, and companies, who ...

Patexia Insight 161: Top CAFC Law Firms of 2022

In late October, we released our second annual CAFC Intelligence Report. The report provided high-level statistics and insights and evaluated the stakeholders participating in the...

"They've Helped Themselves to My Artwork..." Banksy Accuses GUESS

  “Attention All Shoplifters…” Another guerrilla marketing strategy or unintentional (intentional) copyright infringement? This fall/winter 2022...

Feed tagged as "Patent wars":
Out of 20,000+ patents that Apple Inc. licensed from Qualcomm. Id., Apple is seeking to cancel two in Apple Inc. v. Qualcomm Inc., 992 F.3d 1378 (Fed. Cir. 2021)... Read More »
Last week we published the result of our analysis of software patent suits since 2010, observing that such patent suits are on a rapid decline, post the Alice... Read More »
A certain patent-holding company wants to enforce its patent--that is, prevent another company from making and selling the invention described in that patent. That... Read More »
Apple’s victory over Samsung smells different than most patent infringement cases marauding our courts. This wasn’t some picayune money grab by an NPE... Read More »
Microelectromechanical system gyroscopes may be small in stature, but a patent infringement claim against MEMS upstart InvenSense in the California Northern District... Read More »
Intellectual Ventures paints itself a champion of innovation and a liberator of inventors. More and more detractors consider the patent private equity firm steered by ... Read More »
All eyes are fixed on the Apple v. Samsung trial currently playing out in the courts. For those following patent law, this is perhaps the latest “Trial of the... Read More »
Based on recent patent infringement filings in the District Court of Delaware, trucking yards must be the next cradle of innovation. Mobile Logistics LLC, a faceless... Read More »
A short update this week, here's a rundown of what's been drawing attention and making headlines. Patents, patents, patents I should start by wishing... 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 »
Facebook recently fired a salvo in its defense against Yahoo by purchasing 750 patents from IBM. To backtrack a bit for those who have not been following the latest... Read More »
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Anonymous Interesting viewpoint on patent aggregators. What if Yahoo is also using the same patent aggregator? For example, if Yahoo is a member of RPX, would that membership still be useful?
Mar 26, 2012
Lawyers wrote a new chapter in the Patent Wars recently when Microsoft and Apple took on Google via Motorola Mobility. At issue were the royalties requested by... Read More »
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Nicholas PellSagar:

I feel like a "no use notice" would only stir the pot further. There are two things going on here, and it's hard to separate one from another: First, there's legitimate patent infringement. Second, there's companies accusing other firms of patent infringement even though they know there isn't a case. I agree that IP law in big tech could be handled in a far more mature and professional manner, but the biggest firms haven't expressed a lot of interest in that, unfortunately.
Mar 2, 2012
Sagar Dhageim not professional in this field but can't resist to comment on this. why companies can't issue 'No use notice' when somebody using innovation discovered by other as a preliminary stage.. many time other companies don't have intention of infringement but unknowingly they did. ...rather than filing law suit and patent trolling they can save time and resources...ultimately it shows the ethics what u follow....
Feb 28, 2012
On Dec 19, 2011, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled in Apple v HTC.  In the original complaint, Apple had claimed that HTC (currently the largest... Read More »
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