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Federal Circuit Creates New (non-Alice) Hurdle for Software Patents
  by Stuart P. Meyer In the wake of last year’s Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l , 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014), dozens of courts have declared scores of patents to be invalid as not satisfying the requirements of §101 of the patent statute. The Federal Circuit recently...
Bad News: Supreme Court Refuses to Review Oracle v. Google API Copyright Decision
Sadly, today the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the Federal Circuit’s dangerous decision in Oracle v. Google . Oracle claims a copyright on the Java Application Programming Interface (API), and that Google infringed that copyright by using certain Java APIs in the Android OS...
Stupid Patent of the Month: Wetro Lan Sues Entire Network Security Industry With Expired Garbage...
Like all of the patents we highlight in our Stupid Patent of the Month series, this month’s winner, U.S. Patent No. 6,795,918 , is a terrible patent. But it earns a special place in the Pantheon of stupid patents because it is being wielded in one of most outrageous trolling campaigns we...
Sometimes Saying Nothing is Saying Something
The Supreme Court has denied a cert petition in the Oracle vs Google fight over Java . This is a victory for Oracle, as it won in the CAFC and that decision now stands. It is probably also a loss for everyone else and may well be a significant blow to Java as Oracle is now free to charge...

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Big news in UW basketball.
1. Bo Ryan is retiring after next year. 2. Sam Dekker mows his lawn!
5 Things To Know About The Supreme Court’s Decision on EPA Mercury Rules
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down federal rules that require coal plants to cut emissions of mercury and other toxins. Here are five things you need to know about the decision.
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"Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion-clinic rules"
The Associated Press has this report . You can view today's 5-to-4 order of the U.S. Supreme Court granting a stay at this link .

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