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UK SUPREME COURT DECISIONS IN UNWIRED PLANET V HUAWEI AND HAUWEI v. CONVERSANT

On August 26, 2020, the United Kingdom Supreme Court handed down its unanimous combined decision in the cases of Unwired Planet v. Huawei and Huawei v. Conversant. Both cases involved questions of: Whether the contracts entered into by those who...

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THRYV INC. v. CLICK-TO-CALL TECHNOLOGIES LP

The question of whether the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has any right to examine a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to institute inter partes review or post grant review, as opposed to...

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION v. QUALCOMM INCORPORATED

Introduction On August 11, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision of Judge Koh sitting in the Northern District of California that certain of Qualcomm’s business practices relating to its standards essential patents (SEPs)...

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Patents in Crisis: Is there a Solution in Sight?

Patents in Crisis: Is there a Solution in Sight? Remarks prepared for presentation to the Emily C. and John E. Hansen IP Institute at Fordham Law School on September 19, 2019 I. Introduction II. The Four Sledgehammers Affecting Confidence in U.S....

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Return Mail Inc. v. United States Postal Service

On June 20, 2019, the United States Supreme Court held that government entities could not be considered “persons” entitled to challenge patents owned by others before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board...

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DESIGN PATENT PROTECTION FOR REPLACEMENT PARTS

The fight between insurers and car manufacturers as to whether and, if so how, to protect the design of spare parts for cars delayed the implementation of an EU regulation on design protection for well over a decade and ended in an uneasy...

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