Patents in the News

ITC to review Apple patent complaint against Samsung (Reuters)

A U.S. trade panel that specializes in patent disputes will review a potentially key decision in the patent fight between Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc over smartphones and tablets.

Steve Jobs threatened Palm with patent suit, strictly enforced no-poaching policy (Washington Post)

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs threatened its competitor Palm with patent litigation and financial ruin if it did not stop hiring employees away from Apple, according to newly unsealed court documents.

Kodak Refinancing Plan Approved By Court, Could Allow Company To Emerge From Bankruptcy (Associated Press)

Eastman Kodak Co. said Wednesday that it has received court approval to borrow up to $844 million to finance the rest of its restructuring. The company wants to emerge from bankruptcy protection in the middle of the year.

Ali Sternburg

Ali Sternburg

Ali Sternburg is Senior Policy Counsel at the Computer & Communications Industry Association. After initially joining as a Legal Fellow in June 2011, she focuses on online copyright issues and other areas of intellectual property policy. She also works on DisCo (the Disruptive Competition Project). She received her J.D. in 2012 from American University Washington College of Law, where she was a Student Attorney in the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, President of the Intellectual Property Law Society, Senior Symposium Chair and Senior Marketing Manager for the Intellectual Property Brief, and a Dean’s Fellow at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property. She graduated from Harvard College in 2009 where she studied Government and Music, wrote her senior honors thesis on “Theoretical and Legal Views on U.S. Government Involvement in Musical Creativity Online,” and interned at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School.