Items tagged "Patents"

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Supreme Court Upholds USPTO’s Inter Partes Review Process in Oil States v. Greene’s Energy

April 24, 2018 amicus brief , Patent Office , Patents , Supreme Court

Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s “inter partes review” process in Oil States v. Greene’s Energy. Public Knowledge, joined by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Engine Advocacy, and R Street Institute, filed an amicus brief in this case in 2017.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Federal Circuit Ruling on Oracle v. Google

March 27, 2018 Copyright , Oracle v. Google , Patents

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a ruling in the ongoing Oracle v. Google litigation. The case involves the Java programming language’s application programming interface (“API”). First, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned the district court and ruled that Oracle could assert a copyright over this API. Public Knowledge disagreed with this ruling.

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Supreme Court Protects Consumer Rights in Impression Products v. Lexmark International

May 30, 2017 Patent Reform , Patents

Today, the United States Supreme Court announced that patent owners may not override consumer ownership rights by license agreements. The decision in Impression Products v. Lexmark International applies to sales of patented products outside the United States.

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Consumer Rights at Center of Impression v. Lexmark Supreme Court Case, Groups Argue

January 23, 2017 amicus brief , Patents , Supreme Court

Today, Public Knowledge joins a group of consumer organizations in an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court in the case Impression Products v. Lexmark International. The organizations on the brief include the Electronic Frontier Foundation, AARP, Mozilla, and the R Street Institute.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Supreme Court Decision Affirming Patent Office

June 20, 2016 Patent Reform , Patent Trolls , Patents , USPTO

Today, the Supreme Court announced its decision in the case Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee, affirming the United States Patent and Trademark Office over two challenges to the agency’s post-grant procedure for reviewing patents, called inter partes review. Public Knowledge filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the USPTO in this case.

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Public Interest Groups Urge Supreme Court to Fix Unbalanced Design Patent Damages Law

June 7, 2016 amicus brief , Patent Reform , Patents , Supreme Court

Today, Public Knowledge joined four other organizations in filing an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court in the Samsung v. Apple case. The case concerns a recent federal appellate court decision in the Apple-Samsung smartphone patent litigation. The Supreme Court will review that appellate court’s holding that an infringer of a design patent must pay all profits made on the infringing product.

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Public Knowledge Urges Supreme Court to Protect Consumer Ownership Rights in Patent Case

April 21, 2016 amicus brief , Patent Reform , Patents

Yesterday, Public Knowledge filed an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court in the case Impression Products v. Lexmark International. The brief was joined by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the R Street Institute.

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Public Knowledge Supports Strong Review of Patents in Supreme Court Case Cuozzo v. Lee

March 30, 2016 Innovation , Patent Reform , Patents

Yesterday afternoon, Public Knowledge filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court case Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee. The case concerns the method of interpreting patents during inter partes review, a Patent Office administrative review proceeding for determining the validity of patents. Public Knowledge’s brief supports the position of the United States, which provides for broad interpretation of patents during that proceeding.

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Public Knowledge Applauds International Trade Commission Patent Reform Bill

March 22, 2016 ITC , Patent Reform , Patent Trolls , Patents

Today, Representatives Tony Cárdenas and Blake Farenthold reintroduced the “Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act.” The bill is a targeted patent reform measure dealing specifically with the International Trade Commission, a federal agency tasked with excluding from importation products that infringe U.S. patents or copyrights. The bill strengthens the ITC’s duty to protect the public interest, and prevents abusive litigation by patent assertion entities before the ITC.

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Protect the Open Internet from Incursion by Trade Agency, Advocates Tell Administration

October 16, 2015 ITC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Patents

Today, Public Knowledge and 11 other organizations submitted comments to the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Danny Marti, urging the Obama Administration’s chief intellectual property official to protect the Open Internet from a federal trade agency’s overreaching attempts to block data transmissions. Signatories include R Street Institute, EFF, The Harry Potter Alliance, Engine Advocacy and others representing a broad spectrum of consumer, business and public interests.

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