Recent IP News
"Loan-Application Clearinghouse" is Not Patentable
In LendingTree v. Zillow, the Federal Circuit noted, in a non-precedential opinion, that the patent itself described the invention as a "process for coordinating loans ... over the Internet." Read more...
Diagnostic Test for Prenatal DNA Remains Unpatentable
Last year, the Federal Circuit addressed in Ariosa v. Sequenom a patent for a diagnostic test for prenatal DNA. Read more...
Law Firm aka "Copyright Troll" Sanctioned
The Prenda Law firm set up shell companies to purchase copyrights to pornographic movies. When a movie was illegally downloaded, the shell company would file a lawsuit against "John Doe". Read more...
Inter Partes Review Mechanism to Invalidate a Patent - Good Odds For the Alleged Infringer
An accused patent infringer may challenge, in the US patent office, the validity of a patent. Read more...
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