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Ex parte Quist (BPAI)

On Board review, if the appellant raises the issue as to whether the examiner’s conclusion of obviousness was in error, based in part on the proffered evidence of secondary considerations, the panel must consider if the examiner erred in determining... Read more →

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Lincoln v. Transamerica Life

Transamerica Life Insurance Company, Western Re-serve Life Assurance Company of Ohio, and Transamerica Financial Life Insurance Company (collectively, Transamerica) appeal from a final decision of the district court denying Transamerica’s motion for judgment as a matter of law that it... Read more →

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RIAA v. Library of Congress

By law, the Copyright Royalty Board sets the terms and rates for copyright royalties when copyright owners and licensees fail to negotiate terms and rates themselves. As part of its statutory mandate, the Board sets royalty terms and rates for... Read more →

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Golan v. Holder

Plaintiffs brought this action challenging the constitutionality of Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (“URAA”), Pub. L. No. 103-465, § 514, 108 Stat. 4809, 4976–81 (1994) (codified as amended at 17 U.S.C. §§ 104A, 109), which granted copyright... Read more →

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Bilski v. Kappos

Petitioners’ patent application seeks protection for a claimed invention that explains how commodities buyers and sellers in the energy market can protect, or hedge, against the risk of price changes. The key claims are claim 1, which describes a series... Read more →

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Mee Indus. v. Dow Chem. Co.

This case comprises the respective appeal and cross-appeal of Mee Industries (“Mee”) and Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) in a malicious prosecution suit brought by Mee against Dow. Mee brought this suit in response to a patent infringement suit filed in... Read more →

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Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. v. Alpine Elec. of Am., Inc.

Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. (Britannica) is the as-signee of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,051,018 (the ’018 patent) and 7,082,437 (the ’437 patent). The ’018 and ’437 patents relate to a multimedia database search system for retriev-ing textual and graphical information. Britannica sued... Read more →

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Wordtech Sys., Inc. v. Integrated Networks Solutions, Inc.

This is a patent infringement case involving technol-ogy for automated duplication of compact discs. Wordtech Systems, Inc. (“Wordtech”) sued Integrated Networks Solutions, Inc. (“INSC”) and its employees Nasser Khatemi and Hamid Assadian (collectively “Defendants”) in the District Court for the... Read more →

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Krispy Kreme in Court Fight Over Secret Recipe

Published June 18, 2010| NewsCore Famed doughnut company Krispy Kreme is suing the operators of its last remaining New York City store over a claim that they cooked up their own recipe when they ran out of "key proprietary Krispy... Read more →

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Advanced Magnetic Closures, Inc. v. Rome Fastener Corp.

Advanced Magnetic Closures, Inc. (“AMC”) brought an action against Rome Fastener Corp., Rome Fastener Sales Corp., Romag Fasteners Inc., and Rings Wire, Inc. (collec-tively “Romag”) for allegedly infringing U.S. Patent No. 5,572,773 (the “’773 patent”). After AMC finished pre-senting its... Read more →

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