Intellectual Property Roundup

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U.S. Top Court Mulls Boosted Patent Damages in Stryker, Halo Cases (Reuters)
The U.S. Supreme Court showed that they may be willing to relax the standard held by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit where to be awarded damages in a patent suit, the patent owner “must prove a defendant acted despite a high likelihood of infringement and had no reasonable explanation to do so.”

Marvell Agrees to Pay Record-Breaking $750M to University to End Patent Lawsuit (Ars Technica)
Marvell Technology has agreed to pay Carnegie Mellon University $750 million to end its patent dispute.  Carnegie Mellon argued that these patents deal with reducing noise on hard disks.

‘Deadpool’ Technology Lands in Patent Fight (New York Times)
Motion capture technology used in Deadpool and Avengers: Age of Ultron has langed in the center of a patent fight between companies Rearden and Shenzhenshi.  This technology, called Mova, captures facial ticks and motions of actors.

Why Intellectual Property Is Now hot Property in China Tech (TechNode)
In a country where piracy is a severe problem, companies have shown that they are more willing to take action to protect their intellectual property rights.

Google Accuses 9to5Google Website of Trademark Violation (The Verge)
Google has decided that the site 9to5Google is violating its trademark by using its name.  It is currently unknown whether 9to5Google will appeal the decision, though there is a strong likelihood that it will have to change its name.

Christopher Christopher Mohr is General Counsel and VP, Intellectual Property Policy & Enforcement at SIIA.