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IP Frontiers: Supreme Court curtails design patent damages in Samsung v. Apple

There are generally three types of patents — utility, design and plant patents. Plant patents cover new plant breeds and hybrids. Utility patents cover the function and/or structure of processes, articles of manufacture and compositions of matter. Design patents cover ...

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This year’s fight for the tech industry: Patent trolls

Life360 co-founder and president Alex Haro poses at his company headquarters in San Francisco on Tuesday. The same week that Haro and Chris Hulls raised $50 million for their mobile app, Life360, the two business partners got a letter. It said they had three days to pay licensing fees to a company they had never heard of because their app violated patented technology. AP Images

WASHINGTON — The same week that Alex Haro and Chris Hulls raised $50 million for their mobile app, Life360, the business partners got a letter. It said they had three days to pay licensing fees to a company they had ...

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New Congress takes up abusive patent litigation

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Culver Franchising System Inc. has grown from a family restaurant to a national restaurant franchising business that takes pride in the attention it gives to its customers. One of its services included a food calculator on its website for diners ...

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High court rulings could create problems for ‘patent trolls’

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has handed down a pair of decisions that could make it more difficult to bring patent infringement claims in some circumstances, further hampering suits brought by so-called “patent trolls.” But while the justices’ rulings ...

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Free talk on new patent law

Kathryn Doyle, a partner in Riverside Law of Pennsylvania, will discuss the meaning of patent law Tuesday at the University of Rochester. Doyle will present “Patent Laws Are Changing: Are You Prepared?” at noon in the Class of ’62 Auditorium ...

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Patent law provisions pondered by Congress

Increased fees and provisions of section 18 are among the major concerns stakeholders have regarding the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. Section 18, which goes into effect Sept. 16, involves the transitional program for covered business method patents and provides a ...

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‘What is an Invention’

The University of Rochester F.I.R.E. series will present a program on inventing from 9 to 10 a.m. Oct. 13 in the Class of ‘62 Auditorium. Dr. Kathryn Doyle, partner and chair of Riverside Law in Pennsylvania, will talk about the technology transfer process and when a researcher becomes an inventor and research yields an invention.

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