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On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in WesternGeco provided much-needed clarity on the availability of foreign lost profits to patent owners. It is important to understand the history of the presumption against extraterritoriality in patent disputes and the case law leading up to this decision, says Alex Chan of Tensegrity Law Group LLP.
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.
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.
The unions for the major professional sports are looking to take part in oral arguments before the Indiana Supreme Court over whether daily fantasy sports companies must compensate college athletes for using their names, likenesses and statistics in their contests, arguing that the parties and the courts are missing the point.
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.