201502.10
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Davidson Law Group wins dismissal of trademark infringement claims on behalf of law firm client

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Law360 (2/10/15) “Law Firm’s Iranian-Targeted Ads Don’t Flout Trademark, Judge Finds.” (“Ben M. Davidson of Davidson Law Group PLC told Law360 on Monday that the dismissal is noteworthy because the court recognized that “consumers are…sophisticated [and] they’re going to know the difference between the services a law firm provides and a marketing firm provides.”).

201412.29
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Ben Davidson quoted by Daily Journal on significance of Supreme Court rulings in software patent litigation

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Ben Davidson quoted by Daily Journal on significance of Supreme Court rulings in software patent litigation. (Los Angeles Daily Journal December 29, 2014) “In the dot-com era, people were patenting all of these business ideas,” said Davidson…. “They didn’t re-invent the Internet, they applied the Internet to an abstract idea from the brick-and-mortar era.”

201412.29
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Justices Curious about the Building Blocks of Software

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(Originally published in Los Angeles Daily Journal 12/29/2014) On Jan. 9, the U.S. Supreme Court invited the views of the solicitor general on whether to hear the Oracle v. Google copyright litigation relating to the Android operating system. At issue is whether Oracle can protect through copyright the command structure for its Java Application Programming…

201411.20
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The Death Of Internet Patents: Federal Circuit ruling will have major impact on Internet patents.

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(Originally published in Los Angeles Daily Journal 11/20/2014) Should patents be used to monopolize abstract ideas of doing business on the Internet using conventional programming techniques? After a four-year appeal process, that question was finally answered “no” by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Nov. 14 in Ultramercial Inc. v. Hulu…

201411.20
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“The Death Of Internet Patents,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 20, 2014)

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“The Death Of Internet Patents:  Federal Circuit ruling will have major impact on Internet patents.” By Ben M. Davidson (Originally published in Los Angeles Daily Journal 11/20/2014) Should patents be used to monopolize abstract ideas of doing business on the Internet using conventional programming techniques? After a four-year appeal process, that question was finally answered…

201407.07
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Ben Davidson quoted by Wall Street Journal on mounting criticism of Federal Circuit’s exclusive jurisdiction over patent law

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Ben Davidson quoted by Wall Street Journal on mounting criticism of Federal Circuit’s exclusive jurisdiction over patent law. “Critics Fault Court’s Grip On Appeals For Patents” (Wall Street Journal, July 7, 2014): “‘Ninety percent of the time, the court is dealing with issues that aren’t controversial or hot-button, and on those, we get uniformity and…

201406.19
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Abstract Software Patents Get The Ax

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By Ben M. Davidson (Originally published in Los Angeles Daily Journal 6/19/2014) Should patents be issued on business ideas that are implemented using conventional software and hardware techniques? The U.S. Supreme Court answered that question “no” Thursday in its long-awaited decision in CLS Bank International v. Alice Corp., 13-298. The case involved a patented computerized…

201406.19
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Abstract Software Patents Get The Ax

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(Originally published in Los Angeles Daily Journal 6/19/2014) Should patents be issued on business ideas that are implemented using conventional software and hardware techniques? The U.S. Supreme Court answered that question “no” Thursday in its long-awaited decision in CLS Bank International v. Alice Corp., 13-298. The case involved a patented computerized system for reducing “settlement…