• VirnetX wins nearly $440 million verdict against Apple, including willful infringement damages

    On Monday, October 16th, the Internet security company VirnetX (AMEX:VHC) of Zephyr Cove, NV, announced the results of a patent litigation campaign it had pursued against Cupertino, CA-based consumer tech giant Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). According to a press release issued by VirnetX, the Eastern District of Texas increased the damages to be paid by Apple from $302.4 million in a prior jury verdict up to nearly $440 million for Apple’s infringement of patents covering secure communications in…

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  • Federal Circuit Review of the PTAB

    By Jason Rantanen I’m presenting some data from the Compendium of Federal Circuit Decisions later today at Chicago-Kent’s terrific conference on The Power of the PTAB.  Below are a few of the graphs I’ll be showing, along with a bonus graph involving Federal Circuit review of inter partes review proceedings.  All data is through October 17, […]

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  • Patent-Ineligible Claims Dismissed Based On Intrinsic Evidence

    The Federal Circuit heard the case of Secured Mail Solutions LLC v. Universal Wilde, Inc., where the Appellant, Secured Mail Solutions LLC (“Secured Mail”) appealed from the grant of a motion to dismiss on grounds that the claims of seven asserted patents are directed to subject matter ineligible for patenting under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of Universal’s motion to dismiss… Claims determined to be patent-ineligible based on intrinsic evidence…

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  • Two More Conferences on SEPs

    1.  The Jindal Institute on Research in IP and Competition (JIRICO) will be holding its Third International Conference on Innovation for Shared Prosperity:   Deliberations on Standard Setting and Patent Licensing on November 4-5 at the T…

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