The Supreme Court agreed today to hear four new intellectual property cases this session: Two patent cases, a copyright case, and a trademark case:
- Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments (13-369): what is the proper standard for indefiniteness.
- Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies (12-786): Does inducement require underlying direct patent infringement infringement by another as a prerequisite to liability.
- ABC, Inc., v. Aereo, Inc. (13-461): when does an internet transmission count as a “public performance” under the copyright laws?
- POM Wonderful v. Coca-Cola (12-761): Who has standing to challenge a food or beverage label as misleading or false under the Lanham Act.
The cases should all be decided by the end of June 2014.