January 27, 2020

Should Facebook have to comply with the California Consumer Protection act, which gives the state’s residents the right to “opt out” of the sale of their "personal information?" The social media giant has stated that they should not, because they merely act as a “servi...

January 24, 2020

Blackbird Tech LLC, DBA Blackbird Technologies,

Health In Motion LLC, DBA Inspire Fitness, Leisure Fitness Equipment LLC,



December 16, 2019

Case Summary by Frederick Hadidi

35 USC §285 says that a court “may award reasona...

December 24, 2019

TQ Delta, LLC, Appellant
Cisco Systems, Inc., Dish Network LLC, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, Cox Communications, Inc., Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC,
Verizon Services Corp., Arris Group, Inc., Appellees


Decided: November 22, 2019

Case Summ...

November 26, 2019

B.E. Technology, L.L.C., Plaintiff-Appellant


Facebook, Inc., Defendant-Appellee


Decided: October 9, 2019

Case Summary by Frederick Hadidi

Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(d)(1) says that in a litigation, costs (other than attorney’s fees) should be allowed to the “prevailing...

October 21, 2019

Curver Luxembourt, SARL, Plaintiff-Appellant


Home Expressions, Inc., Defendant-Appellee


Decided: September 12, 2019

Case Summary by Frederick Hadidi

35 USC §171 says that a design patent covers an ornamental design for an “article of manufacture.” The patent it...

September 23, 2019

The key issue presented in this case (MyMail v. ooVoo et al.) is whether a District Court must always resolve claim construction disputes before ruling on a patent eligibility challenge raised in a Rule 12(c) motion. A split panel of the Federal Circuit held that it mu...

August 23, 2019

 Automotive Body Parts Association, Plaintiff-Appellant
Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Defendant-Appellee


Decided: July 11, 2019

Case Summary

Are design patents that cover auto body parts “aesthetically functional” and therefore invalid? 35 USC §171(a) says th...

July 2, 2019

Swagway, LLC v. International Trade Commission
Decided: May 9, 2019

Case Summary

To establish infringement, the owner of a trademark must prove that

consumers are likely to confuse its own mark with an alleged infringer’s

mark. And to determine whether a likeliho...

May 7, 2019

Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., et al.

2017-1240, 2017-1455, 2017-1887

Decided: March 28, 2019

Case Summary

In addition to removing waste products from the blood, kidneys also filter out drugs and their metabolites. When kidney function...

March 22, 2019

University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc. v. General Electric Company, et al.


Decided: February 26, 2019

Case Summary

§282(b) explains that the defenses available in a patent infringement litigation include the “condition[s] for patentability;” 35 U.S.C. §§...

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