Moot Court Competition Finals
April 15 to 17, 2020
Copyright Office Issues Final Rule on Adjusted Fees
February 21, 2020The US Copyright Office on February 19, 2020, issued a final rule establishing adjusted fees for its services.
Uber Comes in First in GPS Tracking Patent Suit
February 20, 2020The US District Court for the Northern District of California on February 12, 2020, held that the function of Uber Technologies Inc.'s app that displays driver and rider locations on a map doesn’t infringe two of X One Inc.’s GPS tracking patents.
Walmart’s $3 Million Trade Secret Loss Affirmed by Eighth Circuit
February 18, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit on February 12, 2020, affirmed a $3 million damages award against Walmart Inc. (Walmart) for misappropriating web designer Cuker Interactive LLC’s (Cuker) trade secrets by pressuring it into giving up its Adobe source files.
Express License of Patent Includes Implied License of Continuations
February 13, 2020The Federal Circuit on February 6, 2020, held that the express license of a patent includes an implied license for its continuations, including continuations of continuations, because they disclose the same inventions as the licensed patent. Cheetah Omni LLC v. AT&T Servs. Inc., Fed. Cir., No. 19-1264, 2/6/20.
Apple’s PTAB Argument Should Have Been Heard, Fed. Cir. Says
February 12, 2020The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on February 7, 2020, held that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) erred when it chose not to consider arguments Apple Inc. raised in an IPR-related board filing.