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Awe, Man! Don’t Take Away The Cool Stuff!

AWE, MAN! DON’T TAKE AWAY THE COOL STUFF! Those cool new car features that allow integrated on board car cameras and multi-purpose navigation devices might be short lived.  The music industry groups are suing Ford, GM and other car manufacturers … Continue reading

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Using equitable estoppel as infringement defense

Equitable estoppel is a legal doctrine that prevents a party from asserting a legal claim or right under principles of fairness and equity. In the 1992 en banc decision of Aukerman v. Chides Constr., the Federal Circuit identified three elements … Continue reading

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Mere product research can lead to patent infringement liability

In the ongoing battle between Monsanto, E.I. DuPont, and Pioneer Hi-Bred over its genetically engineered seed products that are tolerant of herbicides such as Roundup (allowing farmers to kill weeds without detrimentally affecting crops), a jury concluded that mere research … Continue reading

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