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In a 5-4 decision, with four justices dissenting, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)’s practice of instituting review on only a subset of an inter partes review (IPR) petitioner’s validity challenges. SAS Inst., Inc. v. Iancu, –U.S.–, 200 L.Ed.2d 695, 700 (2018) (SAS).
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By Christine K. Au-Yeung
NFTs have been all the rage in the world. So what exactly are NFTs, and how do they reconcile with the basic tenets of intellectual property law?
By Shaleen Patel
The Court cleared Google of copyright infringement in terminating a 16-year long dispute as to whether Google’s Android mobile platform had infringed Oracle’s Java programming language’s copyright. However, the Court did not answer the question of whether specific components of computer software qualifies for copyright protection at all.
By Chidera Anyanwu and Chloe Delehanty
In some instances the appearance of third-party intellectual property on items purchased, owned and customized by the purchaser may be legal under the doctrines of first sale and fair use.
By Jeffrey Ginsberg and Matthew Weiss
Federal Circuit: The Doctrine of Equivalents Is Not a Binary Choice
Federal Circuit: No Estoppel for Party That Joined IPR