by Robert A. Esposito INTRODUCTION With the software copyright case Google LLC, v. Oracle America, Inc. now being decided by the Supreme Court after hearing oral arguments on October 7, 2020, software developers and the general public may wonder about the potential impact a decision in the case may have on the tech industry. At […]
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by Karen Riesenburger Poppel In 2012, Congress established certain processes in the Patent Office under which a third party could challenge the validity of issued patents. One of these processes, known as inter partes review (“IPR”), has been widely used. IPRs are typically filed by the Defendant/accused infringer in a concurrently pending federal patent infringement […]
UK Supreme Court Says English Courts May Enjoin Infringing Activity Upon Refusal of Alleged Infringer to Enter a Global License of an International SEP Portfolio (Short Summary)
Written by: Shayne D. Rasay & Jonathan H. Spadt Editor’s Note: This Summary addresses only 1 of 5 holdings in the case. For a thorough review of the complete decision, click here. The Court’s decision can be found here: https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2018-0214.html In Unwired Planet International Ltd. v. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.  UKSC 37, the UK […]
UK Supreme Court Affirms English Courts May Enjoin Infringing Activity Upon Refusal of Alleged Infringer to Enter a Global License of an International SEP Portfolio (Complete Summary)
Written by: Shayne D. Rasay & Jonathan H. Spadt Editor’s Note: Given the complexity of the procedural history and number of issues on appeal, this paper cites directly to the numbered paragraphs of the Court’s decision, found here: https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2018-0214.html In Unwired Planet International Ltd. v. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.  UKSC 37, the UK Supreme […]
Written by: Glenn E. J. Murphy & Shayne D. Rasay The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) marked significant policy shifts in the U.S. patent system, most notably the AIA’s transition from a first-to-invent to a first-to-file regime. Complementary to the first-to-file regime was the AIA’s expansion of the existing prior user rights defense to patent […]
Incentivizing Innovation – Is Your Enterprise Missing Opportunities to Generate and Capture Valuable IP?
Written by: Stephen D. Harper, Ph.D. In today’s global business environment, a commercial enterprise must maintain its competitive edge by investing in research and development programs directed to innovative technologies. If successful, such programs will create protectable intellectual property and help to ensure that the developing enterprise enjoys at least some measure of exclusivity with […]
Written by: Jonathan H. Spadt Today there is generally consensus that electric vehicles are the future, and autonomous transportation (at varying levels) is going to become common over the next decade. Beyond 2030, it may even take over substantially all transportation. Although the ultimate impact of this transformation on society is not yet completely understood, […]
Written by: Michael P. F. Phelps This article was published in Machine Design on October 30, 2019. Read the full article.
Written by: Jonathan H. Spadt There are many significant social and technological phenomena converging on the transportation industry which are permanently redefining it. Environmental awareness and concerns over climate change are driving new technologies in electric mobility. Shared digital platforms and improved data flows allowing for ride sharing and new forms of fleet management are […]