When India's Supreme Court ruled that Novartis AG's cancer drug Gleevec was not sufficiently innovative to merit a patent, the decision revolved around a practice the pharmaceutical industry refers to as "life-cycle management" and which public health advocates call "evergreening."
A divided Second Circuit panel ruled that Aereo's service merely allowed its subscribers to view or record "private performances" of live TV broadcasts, like a VCR, and therefore did not violate the Copyright Act of 1976.
A sanctions hearing in Los Angeles on Tuesday could decide the future of a tide of copyright infringement lawsuits against people accused of illegally downloading pornography.
Microsoft Corp. has launched an online "Patent Tracker" tool that allows anyone to search for and view the company's patents.
Tracking third-party and open source components in a software project helps manage the quality and security aspects of the project. It also ensures compliance with the terms specified in the license.
Asians are catching up in multisector patent race.
Lawyers disagree on the ultimate impact of the historic shift.
After two years of take-no-prisoners litigation, there isn't much the lawyers for Apple and Samsung can agree on. But a rare moment of solidarity between rivals occurred Tuesday as the tech giants joined in urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to block the public disclosure of court filings that contain sensitive financial data.
Whether your company's goal in a "patent troll" case is to obtain a fair settlement or to go to trial, lowering the cost of defense will help your company fend off the trolls.
EMC has made repeated trips to the Federal Circuit to transfer a case brought against the company in the Eastern District of Texas. In the process it's won rulings that could benefit other defendants.
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