Tag Archives: US Law

Colbert and Stewart: Copyright fair dealing

Have you ever wondered how Stephen Colbert or Jon Stewart can reproduce news clips without being sued for copyright infringement? Just because something is under copyright doesn’t mean it cannot be copied or used by someone other than the author. … Continue reading

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US patent system moves to first-to-file

Today, H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act, passed the US House of Representatives.┬áThe US Senate had passed a similar bill (S. 23) in March. The pair of bills have some differences between them that needs to be resolved, but together … Continue reading

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The drive to determine what is patentable

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal of Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., on the issue of whether or not methods of medical diagnosis are patentable in the US. Closer to home, tomorrow is … Continue reading

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The evidentiary standard for challenging US patent validity

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court wrapped up oral arguments for Microsoft Corporation v. i4i Limited Partnership, in which i4i sued Microsoft for patent infringement. This case has attracted worldwide attention, not only because the infringing product (MS Word) is widely … Continue reading

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