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Claim Construction for Server Control Patent (access required)

In plaintiff Suffolk Technologies’ suit alleging defendant Google’s willful infringement of Suffolk’s ‘835 patent that purports to cover several methods for controlling a server in response to requests for files from web pages, an Alexandria U.S. District Court offers Markman ...

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Dental Board Action Violates Antitrust Law (access required)

A state agency that regulates the practice of dentistry cannot overturn a Federal Trade Commission decision that the agency’s efforts to shut down teeth-whitening services performed by non-dentists constituted unfair competition that violated federal antitrust law; the 4th Circuit rejects ...

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‘Terminal Disclaimer’ Survives Missing Fee Receipt (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in this suit by Harvard University alleging the PTO improperly determined that their ‘803 patent,  entitled “Transgenic non-human mammals,” had expired and improperly refused to ...

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Contest Ends Over Telecom Software Patents (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant, an Irish company with U.S. headquarters in Reston, on all patent infringement claims asserted by plaintiff, an Israeli company that sells software portfolios to telecommunications companies,  and summary judgment for ...

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