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Copyright suit over beekeeping product ad can’t fly; infringement occurred before registration
17 U.S.C. §412 precluded developer of honey harvesting aid from seeking statutory damages for mail-order seller’s copying of advertising text in catalogue.
Determining standard-essentiality of patent claims is a question of fact
The Federal Circuit rejected the argument that determining standard-essentiality is question of law for the court to determine during claim construction.
Damages of $24M for infringement of DNA patents affirmed
Despite vacating the district court’s judgment of infringement for two of three patents, the Federal Circuit found that substantial evidence supports the damages award of nearly $24 million.
Court modifies opinion finding claims for reducing vehicle vibrations ineligible
After panel rehearing, court again holds that two claims directed to "tuning" a liner to reduce vibrations and noise in a vehicle merely applied Hooke’s law, although one claim went...
Princeton, Facebook to face home design website’s misappropriation claims
Although copyright infringement claims against Princeton and Facebook fell short, a home design website owner’s amended allegations of trade secret misappropriation were sufficient to overcome...