Judge Denny Chin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has a decision to make: Is the Google Books Project transformative enough to be considered fair use, or is it just copyright infringement on a grand scale?
Russia Allows Patent Infringement Lawsuits to Continue Even if the Patent is Ruled Partially Invalid
September 20, 2013 - The Russian patent system is divided into one venue for patent infringement proceedings (the Russian court system) and another venue for determining patent validity and revoking patents (the Chamber for Patent Disputes).
GPC's Vice President of Marketing, Alec Schibanoff, was quoted in an article on InsideCounsel.com that explores the link between patents and innovation - and how recently enacted patent reforms have changed the process of inventing and patenting. ("New patent laws change the course of innovation" Inside Counsel - September 16, 2013)
September 16, 2013 - Micrografx, a graphics software company that is owned by Corel - the maker of CorelDraw and WordPerfect - filed two separate patent infringement lawsuits against Google, its subsidiary Motorola, and Samsung over three graphics patents. Micrografx claims the companies are infringing the patents by running Google Maps and Chrome Browser on Android devices.
September 16, 2013 - Chip maker ParkerVision Inc. has requested almost $500 million in damages in its patent lawsuit against its rival Qualcomm Inc. ParkerVision filed suit in 2011, claiming that Qualcomm infringed six of its patents in the development and sale of certain radio-frequency components used in wireless devices such as smartphones.
September 12, 2013 - The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which hears patent lawsuit appeals, suggested that a federal district judge in Chicago may have gone too far in dismissing Apple's and Motorola Mobility's patent infringement lawsuit last year.
Microsoft entered into a deal with Nokia this month to purchase almost all of Nokia's Devices & Services business, license Nokia's patents, and license and use Nokia's mapping services, according to a Microsoft press release. The way the deal is structured has raised some eyebrows, since the IP isn't being sold along with the rest of the business. Alexander Poltorak talked to the Financial Times (FT.com) about why this kind of transaction makes good financial sense for Nokia.