BigLaw is strengthening conflict checks when issuing subpoenas in sprawling intellectual property disputes, lawyers said, as what was once a routine discovery matter increasingly draws client ire and conflict headaches.
Marketing technology company Intelliga Communications Inc. and Ferrari are planning to settle the remaining claims in a lawsuit alleging the luxury car maker stole an asset management computer system and allowed Intelliga’s competitor to access it, according to a New Jersey federal judge’s order Thursday.
A $70 million verdict against Canadian biotech firm Neovasc, which was accused of stealing patents and trade secrets from a rival device maker, will remain in place after a Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday concluded that neither side was entitled to judgment as a matter of law.
Intellectual property associations, public interest groups and prominent law professors all weighed in last week at the Supreme Court in a closely watched case over how copyright law applies to apparel, urging the justices to offer clear guidance in a murky area of law.
Fox and the creators and star of its TV series “Empire” on Wednesday beat a $10 million copyright infringement suit lodged by a self-described “gangsta pimp” after a California federal judge ruled that the pimp’s memoir wasn’t overly similar to the world portrayed in the hit show.
Attorneys for The Turtles who won key rulings against Sirius XM Radio Inc. over pre-1972 records demanded Wednesday that the major labels pay more than $50 million in fees, once again accusing the record companies of essentially excluding the lawyers from their own victory party.
The son of John Steinbeck has sued his insurance company for denying coverage of an underlying 2014 lawsuit, brought by Steinbeck’s late wife’s daughter disputing who controls the movie and stage rights of the author’s work, according to California federal court complaint filed Thursday.
Citigroup asked a New York federal judge on Thursday to bar AT&T from using the words "thanks" or "AT&T thanks" in the telecom titan's rewards program, saying the financial firm has spent more than $100 million building up customer goodwill with its ThankYou Rewards program and allowing AT&T to continue their program would cause Citi to lose control of its goodwill and would suffer irreparable harm.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is refusing Whole Foods Market Inc.’s efforts to register the slogan “World's Healthiest Grocery Store” as a trademark, saying it is merely a laudatory phrase that does not function as a source designator.
Fresenius Kabi USA LLC on Wednesday filed suit in a New Jersey federal court against Par Pharmaceutical Cos. Inc., the maker of an intravenous vasopressin solution, alleging the company abused its monopoly position and hampered potential competitors from entering the market for the drug.
Late night host Stephen Colbert said Thursday that he could no longer appear as his famous fictionalized persona because “corporate lawyers” from “another company” had claimed the conservative character as its intellectual property.
A patent attorney who lost his job at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo after he was sanctioned for “bullying” opponents in a custody battle accused the judge overseeing his divorce of destroying his life, filing claims of defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress in New York federal court on Wednesday.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Inc. breached a distribution agreement by failing to prevent a massive November 2014 data breach that exposed several movies to piracy, the maker of one of those compromised films claimed in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Florida federal court seeking millions in damages.
Watson Laboratories Inc. and its owner, Allergan PLC, on Tuesday again urged a Pennsylvania federal court to sever the Federal Trade Commission's case claiming that Watson delayed generic competition for Lidoderm from another similar case over Opana ER, saying the FTC is unable to show any logical relationship.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday said that Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc. cannot bring federal antitrust claims against Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. for allegedly suppressing competition of sales of a generic blood clot drug because its alleged injury stems from a prior court-issued injunction, immunizing Momenta from suit.
Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday lifted a stay on the Federal Circuit’s decision that Merck KGaA and Bayer AG’s patent claim against Watson Laboratories Inc. is invalid, clearing Watson to move forward with a generic of the birth control drugs Safyral and Beyaz during appeals.
Unified Patents Inc. asked the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Monday to review what the "anti-troll" organization called an invalid car technology patent belonging to nonpracticing entity Shipping & Transit LLC, which has filed a massive number of infringement lawsuits.
The Topps Co., a high-profile maker of gum and other candy, hit Koko's Confectionery & Novelty Inc. with a suit Tuesday in New York federal court accusing its competitor of stealing patents and trade dress infringement of the Juicy Drop lollipop advertised on Nickelodeon and elsewhere.
Merchant bank Raine Securities LLC filed suit in New York federal court Tuesday, accusing a company it says owns international soccer star Pele’s intellectual property rights of refusing to pay for Raine's work searching to find a buyer for the marketing business.
Athletics headband maker Sparkly Soul Inc. hit rival Sweaty Bands LLC with a trade dress infringement suit in New York federal court Wednesday claiming it copied its full-circle elastic design in the hopes of capitalizing on the ensuing brand confusion.
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP has bolstered its intellectual property and litigation practices in Washington, D.C., by snagging a former Paul Hastings LLP partner with experience advising technology clients on patent litigation and the IP aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board's first two post-grant review final written decisions may have a chilling effect for petitioners considering raising prior art systems in the context of PGR petitions, particularly where such declarations need to be obtained within nine months of a patent’s issuance, say attorneys with K&L Gates LLP.
The Freddie Gray case and a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision demonstrate how the government replaces juries, removing the jury as an important decision maker in the community and as a check on governmental power — roles that are especially important in these times, says Professor Suja A. Thomas of the University of Illinois College of Law.
While the Defend Trade Secrets Act offers both monetary and injunctive relief, the U.S. International Trade Commission offers trade secret owners jurisdiction over foreign companies and a speedier remedy, say Paul Ainsworth and Stephanie Nguyen of Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PPLC.
Because there will never be enough free lawyers to satisfy demand from low-income Americans, we need to leverage technology to allow the legal expertise of one lawyer to reach hundreds or thousands of clients at once, say Jonathan Petts and Rohan Pavuluri, co-founders of startup nonprofit Upsolve.
While the brand owner’s legal rights with respect to unauthorized resellers of genuine products may not be as clear-cut as with counterfeit sales, brand owners do nevertheless have rights that they should consider enforcing in these situations, says Keith Slenkovich of WilmerHale.
For self-driving cars, it's possible to give artificial intelligence complete control over all perception and driving decisions, or AI can be used not at all or in limited ways to augment elaborate software. The choice might impact a self-driving car designer’s liability if its car crashes, say Steven Baik and Nathan Greenblatt of Sidley Austin LLP.
While there is not much that is new about the uniform bar exam’s components, what is new is that where you take the bar exam may make the difference between passing and failing. Half of the score depends on the strength of the applicant pool in the jurisdiction where the candidate wrote the exam, which may lead to “UBE shopping,” says Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus, director of bar programs at Touro Law Center.
In Amgen v. Apotex, the Federal Circuit recently stated that a reference product sponsor could not sue for infringement under Section 271. Brian Coggio and Ron Vogel of Fish & Richardson PC explore whether an RPS is forever barred from asserting infringement of an unlisted patent under all sections of 271 or only the section that creates an “artificial act of infringement” for U.S. Food and Drug Administration filings under the Bio... (continued)
We in Missouri do not take lightly to new trends or frothy ideas. Yet, the uniform bar exam has allowed us to meet the challenges of an increasingly mobile legal profession and the changing needs of clients, and to ensure that a newly admitted attorney has the knowledge, character and fitness to practice in the Show-Me State, says Jim Nowogrocki, president of the Board of Law Examiners in Missouri — the first state to adopt the UBE.
In patent matters regarding validity and infringement, it has been the general consensus among patent attorneys that a formal written attorney opinion usually was unnecessary. In view of two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, this is no longer the situation, say Jeffrey Sheldon and Ivan Posey of Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl LLC.