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Cambridge University Press v. Albert

This appeal requires us to decide whether the district court misinterpreted our mandate in an earlier appeal and misapplied the defense of fair use, 17 U.S.C. § 107, in a dispute between three academic publishers and Georgia State University about... Read more →

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Code Revision Commissioner v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc.

Today, we are presented with the question of whether the annotations contained in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA), authored by the Georgia General Assembly and made an inextricable part of the official codification of Georgia’s laws, may be... Read more →

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Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc.

Plaintiffs-Appellants Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., Teva Neuroscience, Inc., and Yeda Research and Development Co., Ltd., appeal the decision of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware invalidating all asserted claims of patents directed... Read more →

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Yeda Research & Development Co. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.

In this consolidated appeal, Appellant Yeda Research & Development Co., Ltd. challenges the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s final written decisions finding the claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,232,250, 8,399,413, and 8,969,302 unpatentable as obvious in three inter partes review... Read more →

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Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. v. Cepheid

Appellant Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. (“Roche”) owns U.S. Patent No. 5,643,723 (“the ’723 patent”), titled “Detection of a Genetic Locus Encoding Resistance to Rifampin in Microbacterial Cultures and in Clinical Specimens.” The United States District Court for the Northern District... Read more →

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Data Engine Technologies LLC v. Google LLC

Data Engine Technologies LLC (“DET”) appeals the district court’s entry of judgment on the pleadings holding that the asserted claims of DET’s U.S. Patent Nos. 5,590,259; 5,784,545; 6,282,551; and 5,303,146 are ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The district court... Read more →

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Real Foods Pty Ltd. v. Frito-Lay North America, Inc.

Appellant Real Foods Pty Ltd. (“Real Foods”) sought registration of two marks: “CORN THINS,” for “crispbread slices predominantly of corn, namely popped corn cakes”; and “RICE THINS,” for “crispbread slices primarily made of rice, namely rice cakes.” J.A. 279 (emphasis... Read more →

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Soarus L.L.C. v. Bolson Materials International Corp.

This appeal turns on the construction under Illinois law of provisions in a nondisclosure agreement. The dispute arises out of Bolson Materials International Corporation’s inclusion in a patent application of particular information Soarus, L.L.C. believed was protected from disclosure by... Read more →

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Natural Alternatives International, Inc. v. Iancu

Woodbolt Distributors, LLC (“Woodbolt”) requested that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) reexamine U.S. Patent No. 8,067,381 (“the ʼ381 patent”) owned by Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”). The PTO ordered inter partes reexamination, and the examiner rejected the... Read more →

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Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin

The panel vacated in part the district court’s judgment after a jury trial in favor of the defendants and remanded for a new trial in a copyright infringement suit alleging that Led Zeppelin copied “Stairway to Heaven” from the song... Read more →

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