Uniloc has hit back at Apple's "disingenuous" attempt to ship a patent case from West Texas to California, telling the Federal Circuit that it is "simply untrue" for the smartphone giant to claim it has no connection to the area when it has 8,000 employees there.
GlaxoSmithKline is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to upend a Third Circuit ruling in a case over the marketing of the diabetes medication Avandia, saying the appeals court had taken an "impossibly capricious view" of the drug company's duty to provide information to regulators.
As the U.S. Supreme Court edges closer toward the finish line of the term, Chief Justice John Roberts' sway on the bench was increasingly apparent this week in a trio of opinions on abortion, agency independence, and the separation of church and state.
It's already been a blockbuster year for court decisions affecting the energy sector, with courts ruling on whether climate change-related litigation can proceed as well as weighing in on key permitting and liability issues. Here are some of the most significant energy-related court decisions from the first half of 2020.
A Maryland county missed the deadline to challenge an updated plan for expanding cargo capabilities at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport by seven days and can't pin the delay on anyone other than itself, a Fourth Circuit panel has ruled.
Senate Democrats introduced a bill Thursday that would require donor disclosure from groups that sponsor political advertisements about federal judicial nominations, targeting the hundreds of millions in "dark money" raised from unknown donors and spent without limits.
The Ninth Circuit has mostly affirmed a ruling ordering several companies to pay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission more than $14 million after the agency accused them of participating in a fraud scheme involving Federal Communications Commission cellular spectrum licenses.
In the first six months of 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed two long-standing precedents involving tax laws and struck one down in the process, while the U.S. Tax Court decided several cases involving the use of conservation easement deductions. Here, Law360 examines a few of the most important tax decisions in federal courts from the year's first half.
A Federal Circuit panel has cemented a win for defensive patent group Unified Patents LLC at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, upholding the board's decision that an earlier textbook renders a Sound View Innovations LLC database management patent invalid as obvious.
American travelers are uncertain of what rights they have when border agents ask to search their cellphones, especially after conflicting rulings from circuit courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court may be the only forum where travelers can get certainty.
Coal ash pits owned by Dynegy Midwest Generation LLC are illegally leaking pollution through groundwater that has turned an Illinois river orange-red and must be more strictly regulated under the Clean Water Act, environmentalists told the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday.
The Arizona secretary of state and the Democratic National Committee told the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday not to grant a bid for review of a Ninth Circuit majority ruling that found two Arizona voting regulations to be discriminatory.
The key to determining the correct forum for a case that accuses Butler Snow LLP and its business development subsidiary of helping a now-imprisoned client pull off a massive Ponzi scheme is what the contract doesn't include, the law firm told a Fifth Circuit panel Thursday.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic all but shuttering state courthouses for three months, Pennsylvania's appellate courts continued issuing key decisions on major topics over the first half of 2020 such as clarifying the role of trial judges in jury selection and procedures for reviewing potentially privileged material.
Despite the pandemic, the first half of 2020 saw epic judicial gear-shifting but no real slowdown in Delaware's key business courts, with new Chancery Court complaints actually picking up and important corporate and commercial law decisions regularly emerging from remotely conducted proceedings.
New Jersey attorneys made possible a host of significant achievements in the first half of 2020 as the state maintained its place as the second-hardest-hit by COVID-19 and shuttered courtrooms forced most proceedings to be held via telephone or Zoom.
The Federal Circuit has upheld a California federal judge's 2019 ruling that four Data Scape Ltd. patents covering a method for transferring music files from one device to another are invalid under Alice.
Justice Samuel Alito Jr. suggested there is a double standard with how the U.S. Supreme Court deals with the legacy of bigotry in modern law, contrasting Tuesday's decision in a Montana tax case with one from earlier in the term involving nonunanimous juries.
The Federal Circuit on Thursday kept in place a 5.3% tariff on Apple's iPad 2 smart covers, finding that U.S. Customs and Border Protection properly determined that the products weren't computer accessories that qualified for duty-free treatment.
The Federal Circuit on Thursday denied Fox Factory's request for a rehearing of a panel's decision upholding an Illinois rival's bicycle chainring patent, after the Georgia-based bike parts maker argued that the issues on appeal are the "mirror image" of another appeal that resulted in a related patent's invalidation.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to step in to halt the deportations of Iraqi citizens who fear religious persecution, leaving in place tight limits on court review for individuals with long-standing removal orders.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear Nestlé and Cargill's challenges to a Ninth Circuit ruling leaving the companies on the hook for allegations that they benefited from African child labor, teeing up a potential ruling on whether U.S. corporations can be liable for human rights abuses abroad.
2020 has already been a huge year for environmental litigation, with the U.S. Supreme Court clearing up important unanswered questions in water and Superfund law, and an ambitious group of youths losing their effort to bring the federal government to trial over climate policy.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear a challenge to an en banc Ninth Circuit decision that barred employers from using workers' salary history to justify sex-based pay disparities.
The Supreme Court will decide whether the DOJ has to give the House Judiciary Committee unredacted materials from former special counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury investigation, taking up the Trump administration's appeal on Thursday morning.
Aaron Weiss at Carlton Fields explains the history behind Florida courts’ divide over how to construe the unfairness test under the state’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, and what it means for lawyers, clients and judges navigating the consumer protection litigation landscape.
The past few months of lockdown have given rise to some profound patterns — litigators are more cooperative and less adversarial — and as the activities of courts and tribunals resume, lawyers should consider continuing to devote more time and resources to resolving disputes instead of fighting them out, says Matthew Vafidis at Holland & Knight.
The Second Circuit’s recent decision remanding the long-running False Claims Act case U.S. v. Florida Cancer Specialists is an important reminder that whether a relator is an original source is a threshold issue for determining the viability of a qui tam action, says Kenneth Abell at Abell Eskew.
COVID-19 presents a number of immediate challenges for health care providers and payers, as well as increased litigation related to standard-of-care issues, data breach risks and other concerns that will extend beyond the end of the pandemic, say attorneys at Manatt Phelps.
While a victory for student-athletes, the Ninth Circuit's recent finding that the NCAA violated the Sherman Antitrust Act by restricting grant-in-aid may give schools with wealthy athletic boosters a distinct advantage and make it difficult to maintain a level playing field, say attorneys at Segal McCambridge.
Law firms in today's financial crisis may be looking at nontraditional arrangements such as portfolio funding or factoring to provide liquidity and cash support, but firms must first consider lawsuits brought against Pierce Bainbridge and other recent developments, says Katherine Toomey at Lewis Baach.
By refusing to endorse a policy that would require websites to permanently ban certain content, the U.S. Copyright Office's recent Digital Millennium Copyright Act report, although laudable, does not go far enough to rebalance competing interests, say Doug Mirell and Josh Geller at Greenberg Glusker.
During oral arguments held Monday in two contractor breach cases involving Boeing and Parsons Evergreeene, the Federal Circuit seemed rightly skeptical of the U.S. government’s offer of controversial theories of waiver and jurisdiction, which would allow it to avoid the merits of such claims and provide ammunition for future motions to dismiss, says Nathaniel Castellano at Arnold & Porter.
Those seeking resolution in commercial disputes that are stuck in an unavoidable but lengthy court backlog due to the pandemic must consider the advantages of arbitration and mediation over court proceedings, says former U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin now at Stroock.
The Minnesota Supreme Court's Maslowski v. Prospect Funding Partners decision this week reaffirms that the doctrine of champerty is archaic, impedes important litigation finance activity, and should be abolished in the handful of states where it remains alive, says Andrew Cohen at Burford Capital.
Last month's "Bridgegate" decision represents the latest remarkable chapter in a 20-year U.S. Supreme Court arc drastically narrowing prosecutors' ability to use previously flexible fraud statutes as tools to curtail putative public corruption by government officials, say Jason Halperin and David Drew at Mintz.
Because a license-to-all system for standard-essential patents — such as those held by Qualcomm and automakers — inhibits commerce less than an access-to-all system and is more consistent with standard setting organization policies, it should emerge as the default in the ongoing royalty calculation debate, says professor Thomas Cotter at the University of Minnesota Law School.
The New York Supreme Court Commercial Division's recent dismissal of Culligan Soft Water v. Clayton Dubilier & Rice highlights nuances associated with presuit demand and demand futility in shareholder derivative litigation, and imposes a new hurdle for plaintiffs when there is a change in the company's control, say Ian Kerr and Muhammad Faridi at Patterson Belknap.
A significant challenge in practicing law remotely is the use and handling of documents without paper, because common digital tools such as email or even secure file transfer applications are problematic, say attorneys at Baker McKenzie.
Public agencies face hurdles and litigation risks in determining workers’ regular compensation rate for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, despite guidance from Ninth Circuit case law, say Elizabeth Arce and Jennifer Palagi at Liebert Cassidy.