The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has just delivered its Opinion in Viacom v. YouTube, and it has held, unanimously, that YouTube is not entitled to summary judgment on Viacom’s $1bn copyright claim. The decision reverses the Southern District of New York’s finding that YouTube didn’t need to go to trial to determine whether it was [...]
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In a decision that is already attracting plenty of controversy, comments, compliments and complaints, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has held that isolated human DNA molecules are patentable, and were validly patented by Myriad, under the (US) Patents Act. See Association for Molecular Pathology et al. v. Myriad Genetics, Inc et al. (Case [...]
Microsoft’s recent (US) Supreme Court defeat at the hands of Canada’s i4i will cost them almost US$300m in damages for willful infringement of the latter’s XML patent. But in the longer term, the Court’s refusal to lower the burden of proof in challenges to a patent’s validity is good news for businesses with important patent [...]
Despite a flurry of comments about epic (even intergalactic) battles between good and evil, Lucasfilm’s copyright appeal against prop designer Andrew Ainsworth has been heard by the UK Supreme Court with very little media coverage. So, in case you missed it, here’s the scoop.
The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has amended its Local Rules to provide for expedited appeals in some cases, and to reduce the amount of time for parties to file their main briefs. Both take effect on December 15, 2010. Expedited Appeals According to the Clerk’s office: “Effective December 15, 2010, pursuant to [...]