An abstract idea is not patent eligible under US law

An abstract idea is not patent eligible under US lawWith decision issued on June, 19 2014 among Alice Corporation PTY Ltd v. CLS Bank International et al., the United States Supreme Court has affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. It holds the principle that abstract ideas implementable on a generic computer, are invalid to be transformed into patentable subject matter.

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US Judge asks reports of Google searches

US Judge asks reports of Google searchesOn February 2017, the judge of County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota, grants an application for a warrant to search filed by Detective Lindman of Edina Police Department. The warrant is directed to search for any or all user or subscriber information related to the Google searches of the victim’s name and last name, three variations included, for the timeframe of December 1st, 2016, through January 7th, 2017.

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AOL settles unpaid volunteers class-action

AOL settles unpaid volunteers class actionAOL has recently settled its largest lawsuit prompted by the block of volunteers that performed online services for it during 1990s within the Community Leader Program. The program was ended by AOL in 2005 following US Department of Labor investigation.

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Italian court solves a cybersquatting case over Altavista search engine

Italian court solves a cybersquatting case over Altavista search engineGenova first instance Court issues a judgement on July 17, 1999 in the matter of cybersquatting case as complained by Compaq. The application is granted for the implicit appropriation of the Altavista’s name worldwide importance by the means of the altavista.it domain, whose home page returns information related to the real search engine to make users believe they are browsing one of the greatest web indexes.

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Internet cache copies don’t need authorization of the copyright holders

Internet cache copies dont need authorization of the copyright holdersChamber of the EU Court of Justice on 5 June 2014 holds judgement in case C-360/13 between Public Relations Consultants Association Ltd v Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd and others being requested for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU concerning the interpretation of Article 5(1) of Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001.

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