Intellectual Property Law News and Insights

Numerical Ranges: More Than Just Endpoints In Patent Process

Published: Jun 05, 2020
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On February 11 and 12, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office held a series of webinars covering the interpretation of ranges during the prosecution of patent applications. The following is a brief report and summary of the covered material. Numerical ranges provide more than just two particular endpoints...

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Enforcing Cybertech Patents Is Increasingly Possible, Even For Small Companies

Published: Jun 03, 2020
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Patent litigation in the United States is expensive.  This has led some cybersecurity companies over the years to shy away from enforcing their patents when they are being infringed by competitors – especially large competitors who may potentially owe large amounts in damages for their infringement, but who are likely...

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Google v. Oracle: Will Software Be Free?

Published: Jun 01, 2020
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Referred to as "the copyright case of the century,"1 the Supreme Court could determine the fate of software protection in Google v. Oracle, namely that of Java.  At its core, the case asks whether software programmers may copy functional names present in software code (known as a software interface; e.g., the "print" function)...

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