The Second Coming of Fisher: UT Austin’s Race-Conscious Admissions Policy Upheld by SCOTUS

By | Higher Education Report | June 24, 2016
The Second Coming of Fisher: UT Austin’s Race-Conscious Admissions Policy Upheld by SCOTUS

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas at Austin’s use of race in its admissions policies and procedures by rendering a decision in the second case brought by Abigail Fisher, a white woman who was rejected for admission to UT Austin over eight years ago.

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The Kirtsaeng Opinion: Supreme Court Guidance On Attorneys’ Fees Awards in Copyright Cases

The Kirtsaeng Opinion: Supreme Court Guidance On Attorneys’ Fees Awards in Copyright Cases

Recently, in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court provided substantial guidance in an unsettled area of law by holding that, when deciding whether to award attorneys’ fees under 17 U.S.C. §505, the Copyright Act’s fee-shifting provision, a court should give substantial weight to the objective reasonableness of the losing party’s position while still taking into account all other circumstances relevant to granting fees.

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Supreme Court Upholds Use of BRI Standard in Cuozzo

By | PTABWatch | June 23, 2016
Supreme Court Upholds Use of BRI Standard in Cuozzo

In Cuozzo Speed Technologies, Inc., v. Lee, the Supreme Court affirmed the Federal Circuit’s decision, upholding the PTAB’s use of the BRI standard for claim interpretation in IPRs, and determining that 35 U.S.C. § 314(d) bars judicial review of the PTAB’s decision to institute review on grounds not specifically raised in the IPR petition.

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