The Supreme Court’s ruling in Google v. Oracle has the potential to expand software developers’ freedom to build on existing products, while also limiting software copyright protections. On Monday, April 5, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a lower-court… Read more
Although COVID-19 increasingly affects regulatory bodies, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has largely continued business-as-usual (see its Coronavirus website). This post discusses the USPTO’s operational status, its effect on innovative companies, and meaningful modifications the USPTO has… Read more
A new Supreme Court decision is not free license to transfer patent cases. A recent patent ruling from the United States Supreme Court is already making waves in the Eastern District of Virginia. Federal Circuit precedent has previously allowed a… Read more
“…a patentee’s decision to sell a product exhausts all of its patent rights in that item, regardless of any restrictions the patentee purports to impose or the location of the sale.” On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the United States Supreme… Read more
“You’re killing knockoffs with copyright,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor said to William M. Jay, the lawyer representing Varsity, during oral argument on October 31, 2016. “You haven’t been able to do it with trademark law. You haven’t been able to do… Read more
Do you know approximately 130 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store between July 2008 and June 2016 according to Apple? (Source: http://bit.ly/1pcnHxO) However, based on the Supreme Court’s so-called Alice decision in June of 2014, coupled with its treatment by… Read more
Start protecting your intellectual property and forming a strong corporate foundation early in the development process. The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) reported recently that Charlottesville, VA is the fastest growing region for venture capital (VC) funding in the United… Read more
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