Judge Andrews Construes Two Phrases in Dispute in Patent-in-Suit and Finds Dependent Claim Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 112

Judge Andrews Construes Two Phrases in Dispute in Patent-in-Suit and Finds Dependent Claim Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 112

By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Richard G. Andrews in Amgen Inc. v. Hospira, Inc., Civil Action No. 15-839-RGA (D.Del., November 30, 2016), the Court issued its claim constructions for the two phrases in dispute in claims 1 and 8 of U.S. Patent No. 5,856,298 (“the ‘298 patent”) and found that claim 8 of the ‘298 patent is invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 112 because it is a dependent claim that contradicts a limitation of the claim from which it depended – claim 1.

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Don’t Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection

By | Ad Law Access | December 2, 2016
Don’t Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection

If your website allows users to post content, you’re probably already familiar with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Among other things, the DMCA provides online service providers a “safe harbor” from potential liability arising from publishing content that infringes a third party’s copyrights, if that content was posted by another person.

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EP Committee On Legal Affairs: Cross-border Portability and Obligations for Service Providers

By | LimeGreenIP News | December 2, 2016
EP Committee On Legal Affairs: Cross-border Portability and Obligations for Service Providers

A further step towards the reform of European copyright was taken On 29 November 2016. The Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament (JURI) not only voted for a proposal for a regulation on ensuring the cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market; in its Brussels meeting, JURI also organized a public hearing regarding one specific and highly discussed aspect of the current reform of European copyright – potential obligations for service provider.

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