Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Federal Circuit Clarifies When Claim Scope is Disavowed

The claims of an issued patent describe the metes-and-bounds of the invention. However, that depends on the court’s interpretation, i.e., construction, of the claimed terms. Statements made by an inventor in her patent application, or those made during prosecution, may be deemed during claim construction to have disavowed subject matter which an inventor thought was … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 17 October 2016

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cybersecurity team. This week’s alert covers news from: UK ICO Issue Record Fine to TalkTalk ICO Commissioner’s First Speech in Offce Germany Baden-Württemberg Commissioner Presents Assessments of IoT Products International Company Sues Germany for Remote Signal Monitoring US … Continue Reading

IP addresses constitute personal data according to the CJEU

In a decision dated 19 October 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has provided much needed clarification on a long-standing issue in EU data protection law. A German politician brought an action concerning websites operated by the Federal Republic of Germany that stored personal data, including IP addresses, on logfiles for two weeks.  … Continue Reading

Our UK Intellectual Property Team leads our client to High Court Victory

We are pleased to report that our client, Process Components Limited (PCL), has been victorious in the High Court in a case concerning the sale and licence of intellectual property rights.  PCL was represented by our UK Intellectual Property team and secured a win on every issue in the claim. The decision is of interest … Continue Reading

Nokchan v Lyft: Since the Spokeo Decision Privacy Continues to be a Hot Topic as Circuit Courts Fracture

On October 5, 2016, in Nokchan v. Lyft, Inc, United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed Nokchan’s putative class action, finding his claim of privacy violations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) failed to meet the requirements of Article III standing established by Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins.  This was because … Continue Reading

Patent Prosecution and Defeating Abstractness: Minimizing the Risk of Sect. 101 Rejection

We invite you to attend “Patent Prosecution and Defeating Abstractness: Minimizing the Risk of Sect. 101 Rejection,” a webinar co-presented by James Reed, Senior Patent Counsel in our Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. The program will examine recent Federal Circuit decisions on patent eligibility for software and discuss the Court’s different approaches and offer best practices … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 26 September 2016

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cybersecurity team. This week’s alert covers news from: UK Parliament Hears First Reading of Unsolicited Marketing Communications (Company Directors) Bill 2016-17 Worldwide Data Breaches Increase in 2016 EU Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European … Continue Reading

Calls for Federal Breach Notification Law Continue After Yahoo Data Breach

Data breach prevention and response are again at the forefront of the public consciousness with the recent news of a massive data breach by Yahoo. The call for federal breach notification legislation was revived by the FTC on September 27, 2016, five days after the Yahoo breach was announced. During testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee … Continue Reading
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