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Does Presumption of Patent Validity Extend to Eligibility?

A plaintiff seeking to enforce patents claiming automated methods for uploading multimedia content was ordered to pay defendants’ attorney fees based on a finding of an “exceptional case” under U.S.C. § 285.  Cellspin Soft, Inc. v. Fitbit, Inc., No. 4:17-CV-5928-YGR … Continue reading

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Eligibility of guarantees as unfunded credit protection under the CRR

In February, the PRA published a consultation paper containing its proposals as to how the eligibility criteria for guarantees to be treated as unfunded credit protection under the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) should be interpreted (our blog is here). Those … Continue reading

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Poetry in Motion: High School Student/Immigrant Allowed to Participate in Contest Even When Excluded from Eligibility

On April 20, 2018, Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. of the US District Court of Maine issued a well-reasoned 39 page decision granting an injunction against the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) from prohibiting a high school student from … Continue reading

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Alimony Eligibility in North Carolina

The rules regarding alimony in North Carolina are fairly flexible. Judges are given a lot of discretion when making alimony awards. But there are some general requirements that must be met in order for a spouse to be eligible to … Continue reading

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Haptic Feedback Patents: Some Survive Eligibility Challenge by Fitbit

Immersion Corp. v. Fitbit (N.D.Cal. March 5, 2018) On 12(b)(6) motion for dismiss, Judge Koh has thrown out some of Immersion’s asserted claims covering various haptic feedback approaches. However, some claims survived: Invalid as Abstract Idea (claims from U.S. Patent … Continue reading

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