Personal Audio’s founder Jim Logan created and patented an idea which, in his eyes, covers the concept of podcasting. “This is the story of the American inventor,” Richard Baker, Personal Audio’s vice president of licensing, says. Personal Audio has filed lawsuits against several podcasters and media companies, claiming patent infringement by popular programs such as NBC’s The Adam Carolla Show and by CBS for its podcast distribution of multiple shows including The Voice and Meet the Press. On the other side, The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has spearheaded a campaign dubbed “Save Podcasting!” to rescind Personal Audio’s patent. EFF’s goal is to revoke Personal Audio’s right to compensation from any podcast program. Daniel Nazer, a staff attorney working on the campaign, represents EFF on the program.
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IP Counsel host, Attorney Peter Lando, partner at the firm of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, welcomes Craig Smith, partner at Lando & Anastasi, to discuss important patent cases and court decisions in 2011 from the United States Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit covering a wide range of issues, including patentable subject matter, inventor rights, inducement of patent infringement, damages, and inequitable conduct. Peter and Craig also discuss major cases on the dockets of the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit in 2012 that will be followed closely by practitioners and the business community.
E-discovery is constantly evolving, so if organizations stand still, they will lose ground. Many corporations and law firms are now re-examining their e-discovery processes and tools. On The ESI Report, host Michele Lange, Attorney and Director of the Thought Leadership & Industry Relations division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes Ken Ewell, Vice President of SaaS solutions for Kroll Ontrack, to explore do-it-yourself e-discovery trends and how law firms and corporations are re-evaluating their role in the Electronic Data Reference Model. In the Bits & Bytes Legal Analysis, Kroll Ontrack Legal Correspondent, Elliot Westman, takes a look at the facts surrounding DCG Systems, Inc. v. Checkpoint Technologies and the recently issued Model Order on E-Discovery in Patent Cases coming out of the Federal Circuit.
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What is the status of the patent misuse defense after the en banc decision of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Princo Corp. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n? On this edition of IP Counsel, host Attorney Peter Lando, partner at the firm of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, welcomes Dmitry Milikovsky, Senior Intellectual Property Rights Counsel at Qualcomm Technology Licensing, Qualcomm Incorporated, to discuss the evolution of the patent misuse doctrine, the recent Princo decision and its procedural history, as well as the relevance of the doctrine and the Princo decision to technology transfer agreements and related collaborations.
Why are companies choosing the International Trade Commission over district court litigation for patent disputes? On this edition of IP Counsel, host Attorney Peter Lando, partner at the firm of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, welcomes Attorney Craig R. Smith, partner at Lando & Anastasi, LLP, and a leading intellectual property trial attorney, to talk about why companies are choosing the International Trade Commission over district court litigation for patent disputes. Peter and Craig give an inside look into ITC investigations, and tackle a number of issues including recent holdings and other activity that have made the ITC a more popular forum.
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