Federal Circuit Rejects District Court’s Attempt at Judicial Efficiency

RealTime Data v Reducio Systems, Appeal No. 2019-2198, 2019-2201, 2019-2202, 2019-2204, decided October 23, 2020 Background Realtime Data (“Realtime”) is the owner of US  Patent Nos. 7,415,530, 8,717,203, 9,054,728, 9,116,908 and 9,667,751 (“the asserted patents”) with 159 issued claims between them directed to digital data compression.  Realtime filed claims of infringement against Fortinet, Reduxio Systems, […]

Squeak ’em While You Got ‘Em – Jack Daniels Petitions for Cert in Bad Spaniels Case

Jack Daniels Cert Petition And several amici have already added their voices to the din.  Most appear to have their hackles raised over the Ninth circuit’s reversal of the district court’s holding that the Bad Spaniels toy conveyed a humorous message, and as such, was an expressive work.  Uniform agreement can be transient in a […]