License or No License: That Is the Question

Rembrandt Data Techs., LP v. AOL, LLC, No. 2010-1002 (Fed. Cir. April 18, 2011) (Judges Gajarsa, Linn, and Dyk) “License or no license: that is the question.”  The Federal Circuit’s answer was “yes.”  After reviewing a complicated licensing and patent transfer history, the court held that there was no patent…

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Federal Circuit Motions Panel Orders

This month, Judges Rader, Newman, and Bryson were assigned to the motions panel, and they issued several orders relating to venue and jurisdictional issues. Maybe that happened because there is no place like the Eastern District of Texas.  And there is no federal district court that has seen more criticism…

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No Bar for Barr; Bumpy Ride Ahead for Crafco.

Cancer Research Technology Ltd. v. Barr Laboratories, Inc., No. 2010-1204 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 28, 2011) (en banc Order) The ten active judges of the Federal Circuit considered Barr Laboratories’ petition for rehearing en banc to consider the effect of the panel opinion on the prosecution laches doctrine, but that petition…

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