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Tumor Treatment Patent Rejected for ‘Obviousness’ (access required)

In plaintiffs’ suit challenging the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s denial of his application for a patent relating to a method for treating tumors with formic acid, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment for the PTO’s rejection of ...

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‘Web Page Diary’ Patent Claim Advances (access required)

In plaintiff social media company’s suit against Facebook, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says the complaint adequately alleges facts concerning post-filing knowledge to state a claim for indirect infringement, as the service or filing of a law suit provides the ...

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Will Obama’s proposals rein in patent trolls? (access required)

The Obama Administration has announced five executive actions and seven legislative proposals aimed at holding back the tsunami of litigation by patent trolls, and lawyers are weighing in on whether the recommendations will wall off the tidal waves or merely ...

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Media Company Wins Domain-Name Dispute (access required)

Plaintiff Entrepreneur Media Inc. wins default judgment against Internet domain name entrepreneursstartup.com in this decision by the Alexandria U.S. District Court under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. The court accepts the recommendation of the magistrate judge and orders that the ...

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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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‘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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