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Making Sense of the Revived 'Machine-or-Transformation' Test in In re Bilski

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3/16/2009 - On October 30, 2008, in In re Bilski, No. 07-1130 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 30, 2008) the Federal Circuit handed down the latest judicial effort to provide guidance about the types of subject matter that are eligible for patent protection.

Viewpoint: Supreme Court Should Set Objective Test for Software Patents

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2/21/2014 - Is software patentable? Computers and software are everywhere in our daily lives; we rely on software inventions in our homes, our workplaces, our automobiles and our schools.

Litigation Alert: Supreme Court Expands Discretion to Award Enhanced Damages for Patent Infringement and Eliminates the Federal Circuit's “Seagate Test”

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6/15/2016 - Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., the United States Supreme Court changed the law regarding when enhanced damages should be awarded in patent infringement cases, by eliminating the two-part test.

Patent Alert: Federal Circuit en banc Clarifies the Test for Determining When Processes are Patentable

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10/31/2008 - In a long-awaited decision, on October 30, 2008, the Federal Circuit en banc decided In re Bilski, clarifying the test for determining whether a process patent claim qualifies as patentable subject matter under Section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act.

Litigation Alert: eBay v. MercExchange: Supreme Court Clarifies Test for Permanent Injunction in Patent Cases

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5/15/2006 - A decision today by the United States Supreme Court is likely to impact the dynamic in many patent litigation lawsuits brought by companies that purchase patents in order to sue other companies for infringing them.

Intellectual Property Alert: Supreme Court Rules Against Broadly Claimed Software Patents, But Offers No Clear Test for Abstract Ideas

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6/20/2014 - Supreme Court Rules Against Broadly Claimed Software Patents, But Offers No Clear Test for Abstract Ideas.

Copyright Alert: Perfect 10 v. Google—Key Holdings: Website Framing Does Not Directly Infringe the Public Display Right, Image Search Engine Thumbnails Are Fair Use, and a New Test for Online Contributory Infringement

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5/17/2007 - How fast do things change in 'Internet time'? That was in substance one of the questions posed in yesterday's Ninth Circuit decision in Perfect 10 v. Google.

California Supreme Court Dramatically Reshapes California Worker Classification Laws

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5/8/2018 - The California Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, imposing a simplified but more burdensome test that businesses must satisfy to justify contractor status, and thereby avoid compliance

Weekly Employment Brief - August 5, 2002

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8/5/2002 - En Banc Ninth Circuit Expands Availability of 'Mixed-Motive' Test/Requiring Employee to Drive 100 Miles to Work Not an Adverse Action/Harasser's Continued Presence in the Workplace Can Be a Continuing Violation

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Takeaways from SEC’s First Ever Enforcement Actions Against Cryptocurrency Firms for Failing to Register as a Broker-Dealer and Investment Company

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9/26/2018 - Over the past year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has ramped up its scrutiny of cryptocurrencies and other digital token offerings. On Sept. 11, 2018, the SEC escalated its crackdown when it announced a pair of settled enforcement actions

JTEKT v GKN: Lacking Standing, Competitor Cannot Appeal PTAB IPR Ruling

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8/28/2018 - The Federal Circuit further restricted a petitioner’s ability to appeal a decision by the Patent and Trademark Appeal Board upholding the validity of a patent. The court this month found in JTEKT v. GKN Automotive that a competitor who filed a petition fo

Shaking up Terra FIRRMA: Implications of CFIUS Reform for Tech and Life Sciences Companies

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8/22/2018 - The shadow cast over the technology industry by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has been growing in recent years, resulting in the blocking of various high-profile technology deals.

Honey Badger Don’t Care, but the Lanham Act Might

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8/9/2018 - For the first time since it began balancing the competing interests of trademark plaintiffs and creators of expressive works, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held this month in Gordon v. Drape Creative that the First Amendment may not

New SEC Rules Relax Disclosure Requirements for Smaller Technology and Life Sciences Companies

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7/13/2018 - In an effort to promote capital formation and reduce compliance costs, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has amended its rules to expand the number of public companies that qualify for scaled disclosure accommodations that traditionally have

Takeaways From the 11th Circuit’s Reversal of the FTC’s Data Security Order Against LabMD

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7/3/2018 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on June 6 issued its long-awaited decision in LabMD v. Federal Trade Commission, vacating a Federal Trade Commission cease and desist order directing LabMD to overhaul its data security program because

Convertible Note for Seed-Stage Startups

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5/31/2018 - This form is a convertible note to be used in connection with the seed-stage financing of a startup company during which they build their product and test the market.

SEC Enforcement Trends: Highlights from Securities Enforcement Forum West 2018

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5/17/2018 - The Securities Enforcement Forum West 2018 brought together current and former senior U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Justice officials, securities enforcement and white-collar attorneys, in-house counsel and other

A Cautiously Optimistic Diagnosis For Patent Eligibility

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5/11/2018 - For companies in the life sciences industry, the scope of patent eligibility continued its apparently inexorable contraction in 2017.

California Supreme Court Dramatically Reshapes California Worker Classification Laws

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5/8/2018 - The California Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, imposing a simplified but more burdensome test that businesses must satisfy to justify contractor status, and thereby avoid compliance