“Two of tech’s biggest behemoths are slugging it out in court,” reported Jon Swartz in an article in USA Today on May 11, 2016. After noting that billions of dollars of damages are at stake in this six-year software copyright case, Swartz quoted Dunlap Codding’s Jordan Sigale, an... read more
In a recent Memorandum Opinion issued in Treehouse Avatar LLC v. Valve Corp., Civ. No. 15-427-SLR (D. Del. Mar. 22, 2016), Judge Robinson of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware denied a 12b(6) motion, holding that the asserted claims addressing the problem of “network site... read more
The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is the law that provides a safe harbor to protect online service providers who meet certain conditions from copyright infringement liability resulting from acts by their users. To receive this protection service providers must comply with,... read more
Good news for all of you aichmophobes out there:  Google has filed a patent application for a method of needle-free blood draw. The method seeks to draw a small amount of blood by piercing the skin without the use of a “piercing element.” Instead of a needle, the device uses a pneumatic... read more
On October 16, 2015, as a result of a District Court case in Wisconsin, Apple was ordered to pay the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), the University of Wisconsin-Madison's patent licensing body, more than $234 million in damages for incorporating WARF’s “Table Based Data Speculation... read more
The first FDA approved 3D printed pharmaceutical is an epilepsy drug produced by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company (“Aprecia”). In its press release, Aprecia noted that the epilepsy drug, called Spritam® levetiracetam, has been approved for oral use to treat partial onset seizures, myoclonic seizures... read more
On this one year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp., much of the Section 101 jurisprudence still remains a little jumbled, which gave us at Dunlap Codding, an idea: What would Alice and its progeny look like as word jumbles?The above word jumble depicts the most frequently... read more
The Licensing OpportunityThe universe of “technology,” embraced within patents, copyrights, trademarks, unpatented technical information, know-how, and trade secrets (collectively, “intellectual property” or “IP”) represents a highly valued and important tradable asset.  As such, intellectual... read more
In Episode I of 3D Print Wars we considered how 3D printers work and their general intellectual property law implications. Then, in Episode II, we learned about Thomas Valenty and his 3D “Warhammer style” tanks, which might have exposed him to copyright liability. Now, we consider Thingiverse’s... read more
This Episode is about 3D printing and copyright law, but in case you missed it, first check out 3D print Wars: Episode I to learn about 3D printing in general.For years, Warhammer tabletop gamers have sculpted and painted miniatures (tabletop game pieces) with few legal obstacles. However, the... read more
Science-fiction minus fiction equals a 3D printer on your desk top. Your youngest kid barrels into your home office crying that his favorite plastic toy broke, so simply print him a new one. Of course, 3D printing is not limited to our favorite polymer-based synthetic. Just imagine printing your... read more
Today the USPTO announced the launch of an interesting voluntary pilot program called the Patents for Humanity Program. The program is an awards competition for patent owners and licensees who apply their patented technologies to address humanitarian needs.Submissions will be accepted between March... read more