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Digest for Week of May 4th, 2016

U.S. Federal Circuit Case Summaries and Blog Posts

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Albemarle Corp. v. US

May 2, 2016
Administrative Law, International Law
(United States Federal Circuit) - In a review of the rates assigned on exporters by the Department of Commerce during a third administrative review of an antidumping order, the Court of International Trade's decision, that Commerce's use of rates it had assigned those exporters in an immediately preceding administrative review was impermissible with respect to two exporters but permissible with respect to a third exporter, is affirmed as to the first two exporters and reversed with respect to the third, where in each case, Commerce failed to justify using the rate from the prior administrative review.
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Thinking About Cutting Hair Isn't Patentable, Federal Cir. Rules

Jonathan R. Tung, Esq.
May 2, 2016
More and more it seems that the limitations of what can be patented are defined only by the USPTO's ability to craft walls around petitioner's dance steps -- which are likely patentable. In this piece, we look at the non-precedential...
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Coleman's Armband Flotation Patent Suit Decided by Federal Circuit

Jonathan R. Tung, Esq.
April 27, 2016
The Federal Circuit dealt recently with one of its more nuanced patent infringement stipulations. In Sports Dimension, Inc. v. Coleman Company, Inc., the circuit court determined that the slight tapering angle and inclusion of flotation armbands were "functional" and not...
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