Monthly Archives: June 2014

Favorite Patents Series — the Cup Holder

One of my favorite inventions that was created in my lifetime is the coffee cup insulator sleeve. It was officially titled “Cup Holder” and is the subject of US Patent No. 5,425,497. It was filed at the @USPTO on 9 November 1993. This little item and many variations of it are daily encountered at coffee […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Confirms Contributory Patent Infringement Requires Direct Infringement

Yesterday, 2 June 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States (@SCOTUS) issued a unanimous decision which overturned the en banc decision of the Federal Circuit in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc. Case law is clear that induced liability may arise if, but only if, there is direct infringement. However, the Federal Circuit […]

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