Canadian Copyright Law Lawsuit Against Université Laval

A press release issued on 10 November 2014 announces Copibec’s filing of a motion in Quebec Superior Court for authorization to launch a class action suit representing thousands of authors and publishers. This copyright law suit stems from the Quebec […]
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Not So Wild Tangent

Ultramercial sued Hulu and WildTangent for infringing
7,346,545, which claims receiving payment for a consumer viewing Internet
advertising. The district found the patent invalid under § 101. The CAFC balked
at that, but reversed itself after the Supreme Court
ruling (CAFC
2010-1544). “We do
not purport to state that all claims in all software-based patents will
necessarily be directed to an abstract idea,” the court stated. But since Alice, not one has yet to pass muster.

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Patent Reform 2015: Republican Agenda

by Dennis Crouch Although the Washington DC politics of patent law is somewhat confusing, the divide on tort reform is much more clear and the pending patent reform legislation in Congress is largely tort reform (but with a focus on patents).  The Republican led House of Representatives passed the Goodlatte Innovation Act in 2013 (H.R.3309), but Democrats […]
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GE Settles Signage LED Patent Suit; Offers Patents for License

One of the major green patent lawsuits I’ve been following in this space – GE Lighting v. Agilight – has settled.  GE announced the settlement in a recent press release. The suit involved four GE LED patents, some relating to use of LED modules for signage applications:  U.S. Patent Nos. 7,160,140 (’140 Patent) and 7,832,896 (’896 Patent), entitled “LED String [...]
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Court Publicly Reprimands Ed Reines, Recipient of Email from then-Chief Judge Rader (to be updated)

By David Hricik (Note:  yesterday when writing this, it struck me as odd that this was en banc (I don’t think that’s procedurally proper and it surely deprives Reines of any “appeal,”)  and some of the facts, upon critical thought, don’t make a lot of sense. I’m going to read the source documents.  Click on “ethics” […]
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