June 20, 2014Comments Off on Software patent protection curbed by court in win for Google
Software developers can’t get a patent simply for taking an abstract idea and implementing it on a computer, the U.S. Supreme Court said, ruling for the first time in decades on protection for software innovation.
June 19, 2014Comments Off on Redskins’ ‘disparaging’ trademark canceled by patent office
The Washington Redskins football team’s trademark registration for its nickname was canceled by a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office appeals board, limiting the club’s ability to prevent its use by others.
May 27, 2014Comments Off on ‘Raging Bull’ copyright ruling may knock out common defense in patent cases
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a closely-watched copyright case involving a classic Hollywood film may have dealt a knockout punch to a commonly used affirmative defense in a much broader range of cases, including patent litigation.
April 1, 2014Comments Off on Justices struggle with software patent question
U.S Supreme Court justices are facing the task of determining whether computer software programs that draw on non-computerized principles— a category that could encompass countless types of programs — are eligible for patents.
November 7, 2013Comments Off on Lawmakers consider second set of patent-law changes
U.S. lawmakers, influenced by companies including Cisco Systems Inc., Eli Lilly & Co. and Qualcomm Inc., are considering the second set of patent-law changes in three years as the courts try to race ahead of Congress.
June 5, 2011Comments Off on SEB wins Supreme Court patent fight
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a decision limiting the rights of some patent holders, upheld a $5 million award against a home appliance maker for persuading retailers to sell a copycat version of an SEB SA deep fryer.
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