Federal Circuit Rules on Issues of Copyright Damages

Authored by Whitney Remily, Christopher W. Glynn, and Stephen F. Guzzi  Digest of Gaylord v. United States, No. 2014-5020 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 4, 2105) (precedential). On appeal from C.F.C. Before Moore, Reyna and Taranto. Procedural Posture: United States appealed award of damages for copyright infringement by Postal Service’s commemorative stamp depicting Gaylord’s …

Federal Circuit Holds That it Does Not Have Jurisdiction to Hear an Appeal or Writ of Mandamus where Vermont Sued a Patent Holder for Its Patent Enforcement Activities

  Digest of Vermont v. MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC, No. 2014-1481 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 14, 2014) (precedential). On petition for Writ of Mandamus from D. Vt. Before Prost, Newman, and Hughes. Procedural Posture: Vermont sued patent holder MPHJ in Vermont state court. MPHJ removed the case to the U.S. District …

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are copyrightable.

  Case: Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc., No. 2013-1021, -1022 (Fed. Cir. May 9, 2014) (precedential). On appeal from N.D.Cal. Before O’Malley, Plager, and Taranto. Procedural Posture: Copyright holder Oracle appealed final judgment in favor of Google for noninfringement, except for copyrighted computer routine “rangeCheck” and eight decompiled files. Google cross-appealed judgment …