The Supreme Court Tech Law Blog was created to share ideas about the development of Computer Law and Cyberlaw issues that receive attention in federal court litigation, particularly those issues that reach the U.S. Supreme Court. This blog is edited by Rod Dixon, J.D., LL.M.
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Patents The import of technology lies not simply in its immediate pragmatic solutions and identifiable improvements to our quality of life. What is also of profound significance are the ways in which technology may begat new technology and new types of commercial relationships, which keeps the...
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“The patent system, right now, is tilting out of bounds,” said Chip Lutton, chief patent counsel at Apple. Lutton's right. for more click here.
There are an incredible number of reviews of the iPhone, and many of them are either overly effusive or pedantic and silly. I read one article that I thought stood out as a practical and informative appraisal of the value of an iPhone - - notwithstanding the article's title. Joe Hutsko, a...
Renowned First Amendment lawyer Martin Garbus has published a book that focuses on the U.S. SUPREME COURT: The Next 25 Years: The New Supreme Court and What It Means for Americans Garbus draws upon his extensive knowledge of Constitutional law to warn of a threat of an incoming textualist bench...
Parents v. Seattle is not a law and technology decision, but it is an important decision in the area of civil rights and I think its importance betrays our usually restricted focus on technology-related issues on the SCTL Blog. In a post on Blackprof.com, I argued that the Supreme Court’s...
Credit Suisse v. Billing (June 18, 2007) Admittedly, this case, Credit Suisse v. Billing, is barely, nominally, appropriately considered a case involving law and technology. It's a slow day... Still, in Credit Suisse v. Billing, a group of investors filed suit against an investment bank alleging...
The Supreme Court's recent unanimous decision in KSR International Co. v. Teleflex, Inc. criticized and modified the obviousness standard used in patent cases. The decision may make it more difficult to obtain new software patents or to protect existing software patents because the Court expressed...