The Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in the Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Apple, Inc. case on December 6, 2016, concerning apportionment of design patent damages under 35 U.S.C. § 289. The Court answered the limited question of whether, in the case of a multicomponent product (e.g., a... read more
Last Thursday, June 21, 2016, an eight-person jury in the United States District Court for the Central District of California unanimously determined that Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” does not infringe a copyright owned by psychedelic-rock band Spirit. The plaintiff, Michael Skidmore, as the... read more
With the number of patents being invalidated under 35 U.S.C. § 101 on Motions to Dismiss after Mayo and Alice, there’s a fair question – what happened to the presumption of validity that is owed to a patent?  Seemingly, it still exists. 35 U.S.C. § 282 states:A patent shall be presumed... read more