Intellectual Property Section

The Connecticut Law Tribune

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IP Law: A New Swarm Of Music-Sharing Lawsuits

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.

 

IP Law: Congressional Proposal Would Make It More Difficult To Enforce Claims

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.

 

IP Law: The 'Atomic Bomb' Of Patent Law

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.

 

IP Law: Trade Secrets And Patent Reform

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.

 

IP Law: New Options For Challenging Patents

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).

 

IP Law: Diagnostic Method Patents In Doubt

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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