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2017 in Review: Part One

2018 is just days away, and as we count down to the end of the year, we thought it would be fun to look back at all that's happened this past year.
2018 is just days away, and as we count down to the end of the year, we thought it would be fun to look back at all that's happened this past year.     In January, CES celeb… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/12/2017-review-part-one/

Canadian Supreme Court Stands Firm in “Bombshell” Decisions

Canada’s Supreme Court is attracting a lot of attention in recent months, following a couple of “bombshell” decisions related to intellectual property and other rights.
Canada’s Supreme Court is attracting a lot of attention in recent months, following a couple of “bombshell” decisions related to intellectual property and other rights. Last week… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/07/canadian-supreme-court-stands-firm-bombshell-decisions/

Supreme Court Unanimous in Patent Venue Decision

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that patent owners can only bring lawsuits in states where the companies they are suing are incorporated. 
Tech companies, especially, are rejoicing after a Supreme Court ruling on Monday placed strict limitations on where patent lawsuits can be filed.  TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/05/supreme-court-unanimous-patent-venue-decision/

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Patent Venue Case

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in what is arguably one of the most highly anticipated patent lawsuits of the year.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in what is arguably one of the most highly anticipated patent lawsuits of the year, TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Group Brands LL… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/03/supreme-court-hears-arguments-patent-venue-case/

Patent Litigation Update: What's New in 2017

Patent litigation continues into 2017.
We're taking a look at some of this year's top patent lawsuits so far.  Here's a roundup of a few of the cases currently making headlines: . TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Group … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/02/patent-litigation-update-whats-new-2017/

Unified Patents & RPX Weigh in: 2016 Patent Litigation Down

U.S. patent litigation decreased in 2016, with district court cases down by 24.8%
According to the most recent numbers from Unified Patents, U.S. patent litigation decreased in 2016, with district court cases allegedly dropping by 24.8% from 2015.  In its 2016 … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/01/2016-patent-litigation-numbers-trends/

Genome Patent Case Hits Australian Federal Court

US-based Cargill Inc. and Branhaven LLC are causing quite the stir with their recent application for a patent related to the bovine genome in Australia.
US-based Cargill Inc. and Branhaven LLC are causing quite the stir with their recent application for a patent related to the bovine genome in Australia. The patent, according to M… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/11/genome-patent-case-hits-australian-federal-court/

Supreme Court Backs USPTO in Patent Case

On Monday, the Supreme Court announced its ruling in the case Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee.
On Monday, the Supreme Court announced its ruling in the case Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the Unit… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/06/supreme-court-backs-uspto-patent-case/

Samsung & Friends Seek Out Supreme Court in Apple Patent Case

Apple may have won its most recent battle with Samsung, but the war seems to be far from over.
Apple may have won its most recent battle with Samsung, but the war seems to be far from over.  The two have been combating over design patents since Apple first accused Samsung o… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/01/samsung-friends-seek-out-supreme-court-apple-patent-case/

Year in Review: Top Patent Moments of 2014

Just a few of this year's most talked-about patent stories.
As we come to the end of another great year, we thought it would be fun to look back on some of the top patent stories of 2014.  Following are a few of this year's hottest topics:… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2014/12/2014-review-top-patent-moments-remember/

Australian Court Rules Human Genes Are Patentable

Last year, the Federal Court of Australia ruled that human genes are patentable.
Last year, the Federal Court of Australia ruled that human genes are patentable, specifically the BRCA1 gene associated with an increased hereditary risk for breast cancer.  In a … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2014/09/australian-court-rules-human-genes-are-patentable/

Federal Courts Reject Software Patents in Recent Rulings

Federal courts are sending a message to patent trolls everywhere, rejecting software patents in a number of cases.
Federal courts are sending a message to patent trolls everywhere, rejecting software patents in a number of cases.  Since the June case of Alice Corp v CLS Bank, where the Supreme… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2014/09/federal-courts-reject-software-patents-recent-rulings/

Electronic Frontier Foundation’s “Stupid Patent of the Month”

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has taken on a new project in an effort to emphasize the need for patent reform.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has taken on a new project in an effort to emphasize the need for patent reform.  Patent legislation may be in a temporary standstill, but th… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2014/08/electronic-frontier-foundations-stupid-patent-month/

FTC Announces Investigation of Patent Trolls

The Federal Trade Commission announced recently the launch of a new investigation of patent assertion entities (PAEs).  ...
The Federal Trade Commission announced recently the launch of a new investigation of patent assertion entities (PAEs). The study aims to understand these companies that buy and l… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/ftc-announces-investigation-patent-trolls/

Supreme Court Rules Human Genes Cannot Be Patented

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that isolated human genes cannot be patented.  It’s a semi-defeat for Myriad Genetics,...
The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that isolated human genes cannot be patented. It’s a semi-defeat for Myriad Genetics, a company that holds patents on two genes associated with … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/supreme-court-rules-human-genes-cannot-be-patented/

Patent Quality Improvement Act Fights NPE's Alongside SHIELD

Senator Chuck Schumer recently presented a new bill to help stomp out patent trolls.  The new legislation is called the ...
Senator Chuck Schumer recently presented a new bill to help stomp out patent trolls. The new legislation is called the Patent Quality Improvement Act, and would amend the 2011 AI… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/patent-quality-improvement-act-fights-npes-alongside-shield/

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Monsanto in Soybean Patent Case

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the 75-year-old Indiana farmer, Vernon Bowman, is guilty of infringement after replant...
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the 75-year-old Indiana farmer, Vernon Bowman, is guilty of infringement after replanting Monsanto Company’s patented soybean seeds. Farm… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/supreme-court-rules-favor-monsanto-soybean-patent-case/

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