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“Write Once, Run Anywhere” – POS Patent Infringement Lawsuit Reversed on Appeal

In this POS patent infringement lawsuit, CardSoft sued VeriFone and others asserting infringement of its software patents. Both companies are in the point of sale (POS) industry that consumers recognize as credit card readers, and also the industry that Apple is seeking to gain...
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Incomplete Disclosures Lead to Unenforceable Patents: American Calcar, Inc. v. American Honda Motor Co.

On September 26, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court’s findings that several patents asserted against Honda, were invalid as a result of inequitable conduct during prosecution. According to the Court’s findings, an eager...
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Public performance under the Copyright Act

This past summer the Supreme Court ruled against Aereo, Inc. in the case of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.[1]  The decision hinged on the meaning behind two critical terms of the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C.): “perform” and “publicly”.  The Court first had to...
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Patents, Pharmaceuticals and Antitrust

Message to Patent Trolls: Lose & You Will Pay Attorney’s Fees

The American system is unlike many others when it comes to paying the attorney’s fees of the winner in litigation. Patent cases have always been a little different in that the relevant statutes allowed for the district court judge to consider a fee motion in favor of the winner...
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