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  • January 23, 2018

    High Court Considers Upending Patent Damages

    The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in WesternGeco v. Ion, a case that could have significant ramifications for U.S. patent holders who compete in foreign markets, say attorneys with MoloLamken LLP.

  • January 22, 2018

    IP Owners Group Says USPTO Fees Rule Is ‘Crippling’

    The IP Owners Association says a new rule by the United States Patent and Trademark Office requiring applicants that appeal its decisions to pay the agency’s legal bills creates a "crippling" burden, according to an amicus brief unsealed Monday at the Federal Circuit.

  • January 22, 2018

    Fed. Circ. Bats Down Helsinn Bid To Stay On-Sale Bar Ruling

    The Federal Circuit on Monday rejected Helsinn Healthcare’s request to stay its ruling invalidating four patents related to an anti-nausea drug while the company seeks to put its case before the U.S. Supreme Court, saying the decision was narrowly tailored and Helsinn didn’t show it faces irreparable injury.

  • January 22, 2018

    Fenwick IP Partner Tapped As Calif. Fed. Magistrate Judge

    A Palo Alto-based Fenwick & West LLP partner with experience handling intellectual property litigation for clients in the technology and life sciences industries has been chosen to fill a magistrate judgeship in the Northern District of California, the court said Monday.

  • January 22, 2018

    Express Scripts Beats Pharmacy's Antitrust Suit

    A Missouri federal judge on Monday ended a suit claiming that Express Scripts Inc. illegally kicked a pharmacy out of its network, finding there wasn’t evidence the benefits manager had anti-competitive motivations for determining the pharmacy violated the terms of their contract.

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