• Posts Tagged ‘Acacia’

    A Patent Assignment Isn’t Rescinded Just Because You Say So

    by  • July 10, 2014 • patent • 1 Comment

    In December, 2010, plaintiff Dominion Assets assigned its patents to non-party Acacia Patent Acquisition, LLC, a subsidiary of the notorious non-practicing entity Acacia Research Corp., for Acacia to monetize. Below is the operative assignment language: If you can’t read the image, it says: Effective immediately upon the date of Acceptable Completion as set forth...

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    “Co-owned” Means Owned by the Same Entity

    by  • October 7, 2012 • patent • 0 Comments

    Short and sweet: The parties agree with binding Federal Circuit precedent that holds that if the ownership of a disclaimed patent is separated from the prior patent, the disclaimed patent is not enforceable. Further, the parties do not dispute that, according to the condition set forth in the Terminal Disclaimer, the ‘176 Patent is...

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