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Dismissal of ‘Monkey Selfies’ copyright infringement suit affirmed; monkey lacked standing
A crested macaque named Naruto lacked standing under the Copyright Act to sue a photographer and a publisher over six photographs Naruto took of himself (the "Monkey Selfies") using the...
Rejection of time-bar defense, anticipation findings affirmed in review of messaging patent
In an inter partes review of a digital messaging patent owned by Wi-Fi One, LLC ("Wi-Fi"), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s rejection of Wi-Fi’s contention that Broadcom...
Equitable estoppel did not apply to patent claims amended following USPTO reexamination
The owner of a patent for equipment used to cool poultry carcasses was not barred by equitable estoppel from pursuing infringement claims against a competitor based on activity that took place prior...
Dismissal with prejudice for lack of standing is judgment on merits for Patent Act fee shifting
The federal district court in Dallas did not err in concluding that Microsoft and AT&T were the prevailing parties in a patent infringement suit that was dismissed with prejudice for lack of...
Justices struggle with questions of extraterritoriality in patent damage awards
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on April 16 in WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corporation, which concerns a patent owner’s ability to recover damages...