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AI: The Path of the Future or Industry Hype?

March 19, 2018 | Advisory | By Michael Renaud, Adam Rizk, Jinnie Reed

Companies in many industries are integrating artificial intelligence into their products despite a decline in US AI patent filings driven by uncertainty about the patentability of software. Advances in machine learning are spurring the increased interest in AI.

No One Told John Oliver About the America Invents Act: Last Week Tonight Stuck in 2012

May 4, 2015 | Advisory | By Michael Renaud, Jack Schecter, Robert Moore

The heady days of 2012 saw “Gangnam Style” dominate the U.S. music charts, Patricia Krentcil rocket to fame as the “New Jersey Tanning Mom,” and the New York Giants win the Super Bowl.
On April 14 in Washington, DC, Global Competition Review hosted its Second Annual IP & Antitrust USA conference.
On February 5, 2015, Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced H.R. 9, entitled the “Innovation Act.”

IEEE Clarifies RAND Commitment for Standard-Essential Patents

February 13, 2015 | Advisory | By Michael Renaud, Robert Moore, Kristina Cary

On February 8, 2015, the Board of Governors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (“IEEE”) approved changes to the IEEE Patent Policy that provide additional specificity as to the nature of the obligation attaching to member-owned patents that are essential to an IEEE standard.

Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell: $1.5 Billion at Stake at the Federal Circuit

January 13, 2015 | Advisory | By Michael Renaud, Peter Snell, Vincent Ferraro

Currently on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is Carnegie Mellon University’s (“CMU”) $1.535 billion judgment for patent infringement against Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (collectively “Marvell”), which is one of the largest damages awards for patent infringement in history.

Patentability of Software Post-Alice: How Do Courts Determine Whether an Idea is Abstract ?

January 12, 2015 | Advisory | By Michael Renaud, Courtney Quish, Sean Casey, Matthew Karambelas

Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l on patentable subject matter, courts have tried to follow the prescribed framework.
On February 5, 2015 the en banc Federal Circuit will hear oral argument in the matter of Suprema, Inc. v. ITC.
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