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Hyatt v. United States Patent and Trademark Office

Gilbert Hyatt sued the United States Patent and Trademark Office alleging that the PTO acted unlawfully in denying his petition for rulemaking. Mr. Hyatt now appeals from the district court’s grant of the PTO’s motion for summary judgment and dismissal... Read more →

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SoundExchange, Inc. v. Copyright Royalty Board and Librarian of Congress

This case concerns the rates paid by webcasters to license copyrights in digital sound recordings. Webcasters stream digital sound recordings to listeners over the Internet. A so-called “noninteractive” webcasting service chooses the recordings to play for listeners, whereas an “interactive”... Read more →

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E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. v. Synvina C.V.

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and ArcherDaniels-Midland Company (collectively, “DuPont”) appeal from an inter partes review (“IPR”) decision of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”). See DuPont v. Furanix... Read more →

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Nobel Biocare Services AG v. Instradent USA, Inc.

Nobel Biocare Services AG (“Nobel”) appeals from the decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“the Board”) in an inter partes review (“IPR”) holding claims 1–5 and 19 of U.S. Patent 8,714,977 (“the... Read more →

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ParkerVision, Inc. v. Qualcomm Inc.

ParkerVision, Inc. (“ParkerVision”) appeals from three final written decisions of the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) in related inter partes review proceedings, in which the Board held certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,091,940 (“the ’940 patent”) unpatentable... Read more →

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Spinelli v. National Football League

Plaintiffs-Appellants are sports photographers who make a living taking and licensing photographs of National Football League events. They seek to recover damages on copyright, contract, and tort theories of liability after Defendants-Appellees allegedly exploited thousands of Plaintiffs’ photographs without a... Read more →

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Orexo AB v. Actavis Elizabeth, LLC

Orexo AB and Orexo US Inc. (collectively “Orexo”) appeal the decision of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, holding claims 1, 3–6, and 8–10 of U.S. Patent No. 8,940,330 (“the ’330 Patent”) invalid on the ground... Read more →

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Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. v. Roxane Laboratories, Inc.

Before us are patents that claim the administration of a medication containing the active ingredient 4- aminopyridine (4-AP) to improve walking in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Acorda Therapeutics, Inc., holds New Drug Application No. 022250, approved by the U.S. Food... Read more →

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University of California v. Broad Institute, Inc.

The University of California, the University of Vienna, and Emmanuelle Charpentier, (collectively “UC”), appeal a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board determining there was no interference-in-fact between UC’s Application No. 13/842,859, and the claims of twelve patents and... Read more →

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In re: Detroit Athletic Co.

Detroit Athletic Co. (“DACo”) appeals from a decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board affirming the Patent and Trademark Office’s refusal to register DETROIT ATHLETIC CO. for sports apparel retail services. In that decision, the Board concluded that DACo’s... Read more →

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