The Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s analysis of a Bosch Automotive tire monitoring system patent was sound, the patent office said Monday, urging the Federal Circuit to affirm a decision that several claims were unpatentable.
A Missouri federal judge on Monday signed off an agreement between energy giants ExxonMobil Corp. and BP PLC that would allow Exxon to again use the “Esso” gas station trademark in the 15 states where it was barred by a Depression-era injunction.
After a grueling debate, an independent panel on Tuesday advised the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve Celltrion’s copy of Janssen Biotech’s blockbuster immunosuppressant Remicade, the latest step forward for the emerging biosimilars industry.
VirnetX asked the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to rethink letting Apple join a hedge fund's challenge of two patents the tech giant has repeatedly attacked, saying Monday that the serial challenges and a statutory time limit bar the move.
A Pennsylvania federal judge Monday ruled that direct purchasers of Suboxone who accuse manufacturer Indivior of engaging in a product-hopping scheme to stifle generic competition of the opiate addiction treatment need not turn over information about resales of the drug until a decision on the issue is reached.
The Federal Circuit on Tuesday upheld U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap's conclusion that patent-holding company Clear With Computers LLC's sales software patents were directed toward an abstract idea under the framework established by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice ruling.
LG, Hulu and others urged Patent Trial and Appeals Board judges at a Tuesday hearing to again invalidate a networking patent asserted by Straight Path IP Group, arguing the patent is still precluded by prior art even though the Federal Circuit revived it.
A former Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC patent attorney sanctioned in New York in September for “bullying” opposing counsel and others in court has filed a defamation lawsuit against a West Virginia television station over video footage it aired of an altercation between him and a local reporter.
The Federal Circuit on Tuesday declined to revive an infringement suit against Hewlett-Packard Co. over its cameras, scanners and printers, affirming a lower court's determination that HP was covered by a separate license involving Microsoft.
Warner/Chappell Music Inc. on Tuesday disclosed the terms of its settlement to end class action litigation over its claim of ownership of "Happy Birthday to You" — an agreement that will include a $14 million payment and an acknowledgment from all parties that the song is in the public domain.
The record number of patent suits filed in the Eastern District of Texas has created an intense workload that is putting the squeeze on the judges, the court’s chief judge told Law360 in an interview.
Long a patent hot spot, the Eastern District of Texas exploded in popularity last year as the number of patent suits filed there shot up 77 percent over 2014, an increase attorneys attribute to several factors, particularly the low rate at which judges in the district invalidate patents under Alice.
Law360’s list of the most frequent filers of patent litigation in 2015 includes well-known repeat plaintiffs as well as cryptically named new arrivals that came out swinging over just a few short months. Here, Law360 looks at four firms behind those aggressive patent litigation campaigns and examines the battles they’re primed to fight in the new year.
The number of new patent complaints increased by nearly 15 percent in 2015 over the year before, and intellectual property attorneys say they are being pushed to take on more work as law firms stretch their resources to adapt to the influx of litigation.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office would receive $3.32 billion in funding next year, a slight increase of $49 million, or 1.5 percent, from the current fiscal year, under the 2017 spending plan unveiled Tuesday by President Barack Obama.
The Federal Circuit on Tuesday rejected online electronics vendor Newegg’s bid to extract attorney fees from MacroSolve Inc. after the retailer alleged that the patent holding company filed an infringement suit in bad faith.
A Massachusetts federal judge tossed out on Tuesday a lawsuit claiming Walt Disney's Marvel Comics stole the futuristic suit of armor seen in the blockbuster “Iron Man” movies from two ex-Marvel artists, saying she had no jurisdiction to hear the case.
Indicted pharmaceutical exec Martin Shkreli was hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit in Manhattan federal court Tuesday over illustrations contained in his $2 million one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album.
A personal aviation advocacy group pushed for a California federal judge to halt its former president’s alleged theft of its property and use of its trademarks in a rival trade show, saying Friday he tried to usurp it with a new foundation shortly after their relationship soured.
Washington, D.C.-based Fanelli Haag PLLC said Friday that it has bolstered its ranks with the addition of a life sciences intellectual property attorney who was formerly with Kenyon & Kenyon LLP.
Given the trajectory of Google AdWords cases between brand owners and in light of the quick voluntary dismissal of Sazerac Brands, it is very likely that courts will see fewer keyword advertising disputes this year, says Sofia Jeong of Troutman Sanders LLP.
Maling v. Finnegan is not the first case to address subject matter conflicts in the patent context, but in Maling the Massachusetts Supreme Court seized an opportunity to address straight-on the issue of subject matter conflicts, among other things, by taking the case sua sponte on direct appeal and by inviting amicus briefing, say attorneys with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
The photo of a cat that an employee emails may actually contain some of the organization's most sensitive information. Steganography — a technique for hiding something in plain sight — has become a standard practice for cybercriminals in the last year and will continue to gain momentum in 2016, says Gerry Zack of BDO USA LLP.
When a Section 337 complaint is filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission, the ITC has 30 days to evaluate the complaint before starting an investigation. A company sued at the ITC should make maximum use of this period, as once the investigation starts it proceeds at a much quicker pace than most U.S. court proceedings, say Steven Adkins and Matthew Bathon at Steptoe & Johnson LLP.
Despite the relatively low success rate for venue transfer motions in the Fifth Circuit, where plausible, it generally appears worth the effort to pursue transfer, say attorneys with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
The New Jersey federal court's recent decision in Alcon v. Akorn disregards the very purpose of the 30-month stay of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval as apparent from the legislative history of the Hatch-Waxman Act, say Brian Coggio and Ron Vogel of Fish & Richardson PC.
There are several significant civil litigation trends emerging in 2016, including burgeoning antitrust litigation at the U.S. Department of Justice, growth in securities and consumer class actions, the changes to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b) and the potential for marked increases in patent litigation, says Reid Schar at Jenner & Block LLP.
With many businesses delving into the world of app development, general counsels should be aware of several broad sets of issues, including rules of development and distribution, intellectual property and privacy considerations, and the differences between rules for U.S. and global audiences, says Mitzi Hill, leader of Taylor English Duma LLP's data security and privacy practice.
Although Congress has not changed the patent laws recently, things are definitely changing in the Eastern District of Texas, with movement in Section 101 challenges and attorneys' fees, and on stays pending validity challenges at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, say attorneys with Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP.
It is not only high-profile marks and disputes that are affected by the Federal Circuit’s recent invalidation of the disparagement bar in the Tam case. Indeed, trademark practitioners frequently encounter the provision as an obstacle to registration. In the last decade, the disparagement bar became an increasingly frequent ground for refusal, say Elizabeth Cohen and Thorne Maginnis of Arent Fox LLP.