Federal Circuit affirms decision to toss iPhone dual-camera patent lawsuit – Mike Peterson posted a piece on AppleInsider.com discussing a recent win by Apple at the Federal Circuit on the issue of patent eligibility, where the court found patent claims to be directed to an abstract idea.
Alice Ax Of TV Patent Defied Precedent, Full Fed. Circ. Told – An article on Law360.com discussed a recent petition seeking rehearing on another decision by a Federal Circuit panel on the issue of patent eligibility, where the court also found patent claims to be directed to an abstract idea.
Piercing Halo’s Haze at Year Five: Smoke Clearing on Enhanced Damages – On IPWatchDog.com, Michael Cicero reports on the impact of the Supreme Court’s Halo decision on patentees.
Even Feds With Lifetime Tenure Can Be Fired for Cause, Court Rules – In an article on GovExec.com, Eric Katz explained how in a recent precedential decision the Federal Circuit decided that dismissal of federal employees “does not require a special procedure.”
Federal Circuit affirms decision to toss iPhone dual-camera patent lawsuit
In this website dedicated to updates and news about Apple, Mike Peterson covers a recent case decided by the Federal Circuit on Friday. As described by Peterson, the court affirmed “a lower court decision to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the dual-camera setup of certain iPhone models infringed on existing patents.” Peterson explains that the Federal Circuit “agreed with the district court’s decision that the claim in the patent-in-suit is directed at an abstract idea.”
Alice Ax Of TV Patent Defied Precedent, Full Fed. Circ. Told
Law360.com reports on a recent petition for rehearing that says that the “Federal Circuit flouted its own precedent limiting when patents can be invalidated” in a recent decision “[b]y reversing a lower court and declaring that a Samba TV content recommendation patent covers an abstract idea.”
Piercing Halo’s Haze at Year Five: Smoke Clearing on Enhanced Damages
In his article on IPWatchDog.com, Michael Cicero explains that “[a] patentee can now present a willfulness claim using a totality-of-the-circumstances approach under a preponderance evidentiary standard.” Cicero, however, goes on to say that, “[s]ince Halo, . . . the Federal Circuit’s views on what ‘willful’ means lack consistency.” Cicero further comments that, “[a]s post-Halo jurisprudence continues to evolve, it will be interesting to observe whether either the Federal Circuit or the Supreme Court will resolve the current split of authority on post-suit knowledge in willfulness determinations.” Cicero also adds his curiosity as to “whether we will continue to see judgments of enhanced damages at numbers remaining above pre-2017 levels.”
Even Feds With Lifetime Tenure Can Be Fired for Cause, Court Rules
On the website Government Executive, Eric Katz discusses a recent Federal Circuit case where, he says, the court decided that “[f]ederal employees who earn lifetime job appointments do not receive special treatment when being fired for cause.” Katz explains that the Federal Circuit “finalized that decision when it declined to review an earlier ruling before its full panel on a case related to a former National Institutes of Health scientist.” Katz also discusses dissents by Judges Newman and O’Malley.