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The justices held in a 7-2 decision that Schlumberger Ltd. unit WesternGeco LLC can recover profits it lost abroad because its oil exploration patents were infringed by Ion Geophysical Corp. (AP)

High Court Ruling To Spur Push For Broader Patent Damages

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday that patent owners can recover profits lost outside the U.S. due to infringement appears limited to a certain type of case, but attorneys say patentees will likely argue it should apply broadly to allow awards of foreign lost profits in other situations.

  • Eli Lilly Beats Dr. Reddy's In Cancer Drug Patent Suit

    A drug product for which Dr. Reddy’s is seeking U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval would infringe an Eli Lilly and Co. patent covering best-selling cancer treatment Alimta, an Indiana federal judge found Friday following a bench trial, ruling that the two drug products are equivalent.

  • Beats' $109M Headphone Royalties Row Goes To Jury

    A Los Angeles jury began deliberations Friday afternoon to decide whether Beats Electronics LLC co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine owe $109 million in headphone-sale royalties to a businessman who claims he handed them the now-iconic product "on a silver platter" over a decade ago.

  • South Dakota V. Wayfair, A Look At The Case That Killed Quill

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday decided the most important tax case in two and a half decades, overruling its 1992 precedent in Quill v. North Dakota and holding internet retailers can be required to collect sales and use tax in states in which they lack a physical presence. Law360 looks back at how we got here and what a post-Quill world may look like.

  • Labaton Asks For Judges' Communications In $75M Fee Fight

    Labaton Sucharow LLP, entangled in a messy fight over $75 million in attorneys' fees, asked a Massachusetts federal judge on Friday to compel a former judge to reveal ex parte communications between the two jurists, including those suggesting public corruption allegations that the firm has called “baseless.”

  • Latham, Gibson Dunn Among Latest Firms To Raise Salaries

    At least seven law firms ended the week by sharing their plans to raise associate base salaries to match the top-of-the-market pay scale recently set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP.

  • Manafort Can’t Duck Money Laundering Charge

    A D.C. federal judge on Friday refused to toss a money laundering charge against Paul Manafort, concluding that the Special Counsel’s Office properly linked allegations of failing to register as a “foreign agent” with the financial transactions allegedly used to hide the millions of dollars the former Trump campaign chief made from that work.

  • Trump 'Tweetpedoed' Immigration Bill After House Punts

    As the birdsong of President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed continued Friday morning, it kept up a familiar refrain for many Republicans; saying something — this time that "tweetpedoed" a delayed immigration bill, in the words of one legislator — that makes it more difficult to get legislation passed.

  • Weinstein Co.'s Ch. 11 Sale Price Takes $23M Tumble

    The Weinstein Co. told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Friday that a distressed sale of the entertainment company — driven by sex-crime allegations against its co-founder — will likely yield $23 million less than the $310 million cash deal approved in court on May 8.

  • Justices Say No Double Jeopardy After Opting For Severance

    The U.S. Supreme Court narrowly handed prosecutors a win in a complicated double jeopardy case on Friday, saying a defendant who consents to separate trials for charges that hinge on the same issue can't argue an acquittal in the first trial should prevent the second.

  • Nathan's Comes Out Top Dog In Battle With Street Cart

    Manhattan U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni closed the book on a trademark beef between $360 million-a-year sausage giant Nathan's and a New York City entrepreneur, after the man showed her that he had followed her order to paint over infringing "Natten's" signage on his Central Park South hot dog cart.

  • Fox Rothschild Must Face Claim It Aided Ponzi Schemer

    Fox Rothschild LLP must face a New Jersey state lawsuit alleging it helped convicted Ponzi schemer Eliyahu Weinstein bilk a U.K.-based rabbi out of $2.4 million in a real estate scam after a state appeals court said Friday that the investor presented sufficient evidence to back up one of his claims.

  • High Court Says Gitmo Judgeships Are Constitutional

    Judges who simultaneously serve on both a military criminal court and a Guantanamo Bay review court do not violate a constitutional bar on “dual office-holding," because they are specifically authorized to do so by law, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday.