Intellectual Property Section
By DAVID BENOIT
A new type of case involving a clash of Internet law, copyright law and hundreds of defendants identified only by their IP address has made its way into Connecticut courts.
WALTER B. WELSH
Congress is again taking aim at patent trolls with a bill intended to curb alleged patent litigation abuses. The chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., introduced the bill, officially The Innovation Act, in 2013. A version of the bill passed the House in a 325-91 vote in December, and it is currently before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
By JOHN R. HORVACK Jr., JOHN L. CORDANI Jr. and DAMIAN K. GUNNINGSMITH
Part of the complexity inherent in a patent infringement suit is that infringement (or noninfringement) and most defenses challenging the validity of a patent proceed on a claim-by-claim basis.
By JASON T. MURATA and JOHN M. TANSKI
Much has been written about the impact the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, or AIA, is having on America's patent system. But changing the patent system has ripple effects beyond the world of patent prosecution.
By SCOTT LYDON and MARINA CUNNINGHAM
The America Invents Act (AIA) of 2011 significantly overhauled the U.S. patent system and, among other changes, introduced several new petition mechanisms for challenging patents through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
By LESLIE-ANNE MAXWELL and DEREK DENHART |April 17, 2014
Are diagnostic methods patentable? Until quite recently, the answer to this question would have been an unqualified "yes." Recent court decisions concerning subject matter eligibility for patenting have changed the answer to this question to a hesitant "maybe."
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