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Yearly Archives: 2014

CRBCP Adds Office and Litigator in Wilmington, Delaware

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in News

CRBCP is pleased to announce that it has opened a Wilmington, Delaware office. The office will focus on litigation in the State and Federal Courts of Delaware, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property and commercial litigation.

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Balancing Claim Language Requirements in Nautilus Case

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 in Articles

When legal principles are at odds with each other, it can be immensely difficult to reach a conclusion that is fair and just. Such is the dilemma in Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments, 572 U.S. _______ (2014). The case has been talked about for months, and seen by some as a possible major step forward in the “war” against “patent trolls.”

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Preliminary Examination Guidelines for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 in Blog

Last month, we blogged about the recent Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. Pty Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, U.S., No. 13-298, 6/19/14. In view of that decision, on June 25, 2014 the PTO issued preliminary instructions for use when determining subject matter eligibility of claims involving abstract ideas (e.g., computer-implemented abstract ideas) under 35 U.S.C. 101.

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CRBCP Wins Motion to Transfer to NJ

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 in News

Congratulations to Robert Silver and Salvatore Guerriero on their successful motion to transfer the case of Roxane v. InvaGen from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.

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BMI Awarded $35K Plus Counsel Fees for Copyright Infringement

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 in News

Congratulations to Stanley Cohen on this week’s victories in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on behalf of our client BMI, a leader in music rights management. We received notification yesterday that Judge Michael M. Baylson awarded BMI $7,000 per count of copyright infringement, for a total of $35,000, which is precisely what Stan requested in his motions, plus 100% of the requested counsel fees.

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The Washington Redskins May Have Lost the Battle …

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 in Blog

On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (PTO TTAB) canceled six trademark registrations owned by the Washington NFL club, ruling that the term “Redskins” was disparaging to a substantial composite of American Indians when the marks were granted between 1967 and 1990.

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Supreme Court Confirms That Tranforming Abstract Idea into a Patent-Eligible Invention Requires More Than Mere Recitation in Claims of Generic Computer

Posted on Jun 24, 2014 in Blog

On June 19, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the claims in several patents for software to facilitate the exchange of financial obligations between two parties using a computer system as a third-party intermediary are invalid as claiming patent-ineligible subject matter under 35 U. S. C. §101.

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Supreme Court Changes Standard for Patent Indefiniteness under 35 USC 112 ¶2

Posted on Jun 2, 2014 in Blog

On June 2, 2014, the US Supreme Court rejected as imprecise the Federal Circuit’s existing standard for patent claims indefiniteness under 35 USC 112 ¶2.

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Supreme Court Requires Single Party to Perform all Steps for Inducement of Infringement

Posted on Jun 2, 2014 in Blog

On June 2, 2014, the US Supreme Court ruled that there can be no liability for inducement of infringement under 35 USC 271(b) unless a single actor performs all steps of a method claim. In doing so, the Court reversed a 2012 en banc ruling by the Federal Circuit that allowed a finding of induced infringement even if no one is liable as a direct infringer where one party performs some of the steps and directs another to perform the remaining steps.

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CRBCP at 2014 Philadelphia Bar Association Charity Run

Posted on May 22, 2014 in Events

The 35th Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Charity Run to benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates took place on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park.

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