Supreme Court Rules Patent Invalidity is Not a Defense to Induced Patent Infringement Claim in Commil USA Case Against Cisco Systems

Comments Off on Supreme Court Rules Patent Invalidity is Not a Defense to Induced Patent Infringement Claim in Commil USA Case Against Cisco Systems Written by on May 26, 2015 | Posted in Patent Cases of Interest, Patent Infringement Litigation

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Supreme Court Rules that Patent Owner Bears Burden of Proving Infringement in Licensing Dispute

Comments Off on Supreme Court Rules that Patent Owner Bears Burden of Proving Infringement in Licensing Dispute Written by on February 8, 2014 | Posted in Commercialization of Intellectual Property

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision in the licensing dispute case of Medtronic Inc. v. Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC, where the Court held that the patent owner had the burden of proving infringement when the licensee files a declaratory judgment action in a patent licensing dispute. What are the facts in this case? […]

Supreme Court to Hear Streaming TV Over the Internet Case

Comments Off on Supreme Court to Hear Streaming TV Over the Internet Case Written by on February 3, 2014 | Posted in Content Licensing, Copyright Infringement, IP Licensing Litigation

Like many cable and satellite TV consumers these days, I have been closely following the new options on the market for streaming TV service and hoping that the day will soon come when I can significantly reduce my monthly subscription costs without cutting off my access to live TV.   With the cost of living […]

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Bilski Case: Decision to Have Broad Implications for Silicon Valley Companies

Comments Off on Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Bilski Case: Decision to Have Broad Implications for Silicon Valley Companies Written by on June 5, 2009 | Posted in Patent Cases of Interest

The Supreme Court agreed this week to hear the Bilski Case. Given the issues at the heart of Bilski, this case will be closely watched by the Silicon Valley business community, since any decision could have a far-reaching impact on the patentability of intellectual property developed by Silicon Valley businesses. What are the issues to […]

Supreme Court to Consider Fantasy Baseball Case: Do Players’ Names and Statistics Constitute Major League Baseball Intellectual Property?

1 Comments Written by on June 1, 2008 | Posted in IP Licensing Litigation

The Supreme Court is considering whether to take a case which would address the issue of whether major league baseball players’ names and statistics constitute the intellectual property of Major League Baseball, requiring the payment of a royalty fee. Fox News reported on the case as follows: St. Louis-based company called CBC Distribution and Marketing […]

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