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Mar 20, 2023

Patentable subject matter: An American Axle update

By Wayne F. Reinke BridgeTower Media Newswires In American Axle, the invention was directed to a method for manufacturing a shaft assembly of a driveline system, historically considered to be patentable subject matter. The first claim addressed included a step of turning a mass and stiffness of a liner. The tuning was qualified in that […]

Nov 18, 2021

Greenville entrepreneur helps police bring down $4.5M patent scam 

BY MOLLY HULSEY  [email protected]  A scam run out of a Latvian apartment bilked American companies for millions of dollars, but less than $2,000 taken from a Greenville entrepreneur ended the scheme and landed the suspect in an American prison.  Julie Maddox, the Greenville founder of the diabetic-friendly Benji Bars, was one of 2,900 businesses that investigators say […]

Oct 24, 2016

Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement Claim – Limitation Subparts – Multiple Devices – Ongoing Discovery

Zipit Wireless Inc. v. Blackberry Ltd. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-201-16, 23 pp.) (J. Michelle Childs, J.) 6:13-cv-02959; D.S.C. Holding: Although plaintiff alleges that 37 of defendant’s Blackberry devices infringe one of plaintiff’s patent limitations that has several subparts, in its summary judgment motion, plaintiff has presented evidence only that one accused device (defendant’s Z10) embo[...]

Jun 13, 2016

Supreme Court eases rules for more money in patent lawsuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has made it easier for patent holders to collect additional money when someone copies their invention without getting permission or paying for it. The court said in a unanimous ruling Monday that judges have discretion to award additional damages in patent infringement lawsuits in what Chief Justice John Roberts […]

Nov 5, 2014

Intellectual Property — Patent Infringement Claims – Attorney’s Fees – ‘Exceptional Case’

Pure Fishing, Inc. v. Normark Corp. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-213-14, 12 pp.) (Cameron McGowan Currie, J.) 3:10-cv-02140; D.S.C. Holding: Before the decisions in Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management Systems, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 1744 (2014), and Octane Fitness, LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 1749 (2014), this court limited its […]

Mar 29, 2013

Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – PVPA – Expert Witness – Unreliable Method

Turfgrass Group, Inc. v. Carolina Fresh Farms, Inc. Where plaintiffs’ proffered expert’s opinion as to damages is based in part on his subjective opinion and in part on an academic study that does not take into account relevant economic circumstances, the witness’s opinion is unreliable.

Sep 16, 2011

Decision threatening biotech companies reversed

Intellectual property lawyers say the biotech field dodged a bullet with a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit finding human genes are patentable. “A decision saying you can’t patent genes would destroy the industry,” Boston lawyer David S. Resnick said of the closely watched case, The Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. United States Patent and T[...]

Sep 16, 2011

Patent system gets first major retooling in half-century

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has given the U.S. patent system its first major overhaul since the age of the transistor radio by passing legislation designed to spur innovation and provide a sorely needed boost to the job market. Senate passage of the America Invents Act, which sends it to President Barack Obama for his signature, is the first significant change in patent law since 1952. It took[...]

Sep 9, 2011

Fishing-lure litigation catching on in SC 

Something’s fishy about a big chunk of the patent infringement cases floating around in South Carolina’s U.S. District Court. Only 11 patent disputes have been brought this year in the Palmetto State. But three of the suits, nearly 30 percent of the total filings, involve the design of fishing lures. A fourth lure patent case that was filed here last year was resolved earlier this summer. [...]

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