Intellectual Property

  • October 23, 2020

    Fed. Circ. Stays $5M IP Award Appeal After Ch. 11 Petition

    The Federal Circuit on Friday stayed Besco Tubular's appeal of a $5 million infringement verdict against it after the plaintiff in the intellectual property suit filed an involuntary Chapter 11 petition against Besco in Louisiana court.

  • October 23, 2020

    Fed. Circ. Won't Halt American Axle Case For High Court Bid

    The Federal Circuit on Friday refused to stay a controversial decision invalidating part of a car driveshaft patent for claiming a natural law while patentee American Axle & Manufacturing appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court, though one judge said she believes there's a "fair probability" the justices will reverse.

  • October 23, 2020

    Professor Says Fair Use Should Cover Hard-To-Find Works

    A Stanford law professor said that copyright law's fair use doctrine should extend to works that have "disappeared" from streaming services, ranging from racist episodes of TV shows to George Lucas' original cut of "Star Wars."

  • October 23, 2020

    Health Hires: Polsinelli, Akerman

    Polsinelli PC has snapped up two experts in the biotechnology field as shareholders, Akerman LLP has built out its Atlanta health care bench with an attorney from Hall Booth Smith PC, and biopharmaceutical company Neoleukin Therapeutics Inc. has announced a new general counsel, headlining Law360's latest roundup of personnel moves in the health care and life sciences arena.

  • October 23, 2020

    IP Hires: Kilpatrick, Loeb & Loeb, USPTO, Walmart

    Kilpatrick Townsend and Loeb & Loeb have expanded their life sciences intellectual property capabilities, while the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office named an acting policy chief officer and Walmart boosted its in-house team. Here are the details on these IP hires.

  • October 23, 2020

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    The past week in London has seen electronics giant Philips take on another Chinese rival over patents, automaker Daimler AG facing another group action and a Canadian pension fund and dozens of others sue troubled security firm G4S. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.

  • October 22, 2020

    Biden And Trump Tussle On Immigration, National Security

    Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump during the second and last presidential debate Thursday for separating immigrant families seeking asylum at the border and embracing "thugs" that lead China, Russia and North Korea, while Trump said his good relationship with foreign leaders has prevented nuclear war.

  • October 22, 2020

    TV Writer Sues Disney Over 'Muppet Babies' Reboot

    Former "Muppet Babies" television show writer Jeffrey Scott sued the Walt Disney Co. on Thursday in California federal court, alleging that the network's reboot of the show did not compensate Scott for his ideas and used them without his consent.

  • October 22, 2020

    Judge's King & Spalding Criticism Fair Game In Fired Atty Trial

    A judge's criticisms of King & Spalding will be trial evidence in a former associate's lawsuit claiming he was unlawfully fired for raising ethics concerns, a New York federal judge ruled Thursday, brushing off the law firm's protest that the critiques are "inflammatory."

  • October 22, 2020

    Amazon Says Tech Cos. 'Exploiting' Alexa TM For Cyber Scam

    Amazon.com Inc. sued three tech companies and their executives Thursday in California federal court, claiming they're infringing its trademarks and "exploiting Amazon's brand to perpetrate a widespread tech support fraud."

  • October 22, 2020

    IP Atty Asks 9th Circ. To Revive Bausch Whistleblower Suit

    An intellectual property attorney who brought a whistleblower False Claims Act suit against Bausch Health alleging it fraudulently obtained a patent to prolong its monopoly on ulcerative colitis treatment Apriso told the Ninth Circuit that a California federal judge wrongly tossed the suit.

  • October 22, 2020

    Google, Samsung Get PTAB To Eye Voice-Command Patents

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has agreed to review two patents relating to voice command technology challenged by Google, Samsung and LG, rejecting the patent owner's arguments that the board should deny review in light of parallel infringement litigation.

  • October 22, 2020

    Shkreli Says FTC Can't Nix Challenge To Authority

    Martin Shkreli urged a New York federal judge Wednesday not to let the Federal Trade Commission and several state attorneys general block him from arguing they lack the authority to sue the incarcerated "Pharma Bro" for monopolizing sales of the anti-parasitic drug Daraprim.

  • October 22, 2020

    Invisalign Maker Expands Scanner Patent Fight To Texas

    The creator of Invisalign is taking its long-running patent fight against a Danish rival to Judge Alan Albright's court in the Western District of Texas, the latest move in an intellectual property and antitrust saga that is also playing out in Delaware and at the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • October 22, 2020

    AbbVie Gets AndroGel Monopoly Case Moved To NJ

    AbbVie has persuaded a Pennsylvania federal judge to move an antitrust suit brought by Perrigo that alleges monopoly control over a blockbuster testosterone treatment to New Jersey district court.

  • October 22, 2020

    Court Reverses Fees In IP Suit Over Global Entry, Green Cards

    The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has reversed an earlier decision ordering a German technology company to pay attorney fees to HID Global Corp. for lodging an infringement suit over global entry and green cards HID provides to the government.

  • October 22, 2020

    Hallmark Nabs Win In TM Suit Marred By Foul-Mouth Dustup

    Hallmark has scored a win on trademark infringement claims in a lawsuit accusing rival greeting card company Dickens Inc. of selling unauthorized cards, the latest chapter in a case that has devolved into accusations of spying and verbal attacks.

  • October 22, 2020

    Akerman Faces Copyright Suit Over Photo On Firm Website

    Akerman LLP has been hit with a copyright infringement suit in California federal court by a wildlife photojournalist who says the firm did not get his permission to use one of his photographs of a ski resort on its website to illustrate its work on the $350 million Jay Peak EB-5 visa fraud case.

  • October 22, 2020

    Iancu Says Patent Apps Featuring AI Doubled Since 2002

    A forthcoming U.S. Patent and Trademark Office report will show that patent applications involving the use of artificial intelligence have skyrocketed, the agency's director said Thursday as part of a discussion that also delved into pandemic woes and the fate of the covered business method review program.

  • October 22, 2020

    Movie Theaters Ask Fed. Circ. To Ship Texas IP Suit To Calif.

    Movie theater chains Regal Cinemas, AMC and Cinemark are urging the Federal Circuit to move a patent lawsuit against them over digital security from Texas to California, saying that a lower court improperly refused to transfer the case.

  • October 22, 2020

    Loeb & Loeb Adds Ex-McGuireWoods IP Litigator To NY Office

    Loeb & Loeb LLP has hired a McGuireWoods partner who specializes in representing clients in the branded pharmaceutical, life sciences and technology spaces in litigation matters, bolstering the firm's patent litigation and counseling department in New York.

  • October 22, 2020

    Crypto Biz Founder Says Scant Facts Doom Del. Investor Suit

    An attorney for the co-founder of a cryptocurrency-enabled gambling enterprise told a Delaware vice chancellor Thursday that an aggrieved investor has no facts to back up claims that deception cost it a stake in a business spun off from the original company.

  • October 22, 2020

    Eli Lilly Fights To Challenge Teva Migraine IP Despite Deal

    Eli Lilly urged a London judge on Thursday to rule that a license agreement it reached with Teva Pharmaceuticals over its patents for a migraine treatment doesn't stop it from now challenging Teva's bid to extend the timeline on those patent rights.

  • October 22, 2020

    Amgen Cholesterol IP Suit Restarts As EPO Decision Looms

    A London judge on Thursday lifted a stay on Amgen's suit to block a cholesterol drug from Sanofi-Aventis and Regeneron, releasing the defendants from an agreement to be bound by an imminent European Patent Office decision on the patents' validity.

  • October 22, 2020

    Liebowitz Hit With Malpractice Suit From Former Client

    A former client is suing copyright attorney Richard Liebowitz for legal malpractice, claiming the embattled lawyer botched two of his cases and then abandoned him to face thousands in penalties alone.

Expert Analysis

  • Opinion

    Don't Rush To Judgment On Election Cyberattack Attribution

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    Before jumping to conclusions on the likely perpetrators of election cyberattacks, consider data breaches' intricate anatomy, the circumstantial nature of digital forensic evidence, and the extraordinary level of guesswork involved, says cybersecurity consultant John Reed Stark.

  • Law Firm Tips For Attracting, Retaining Attys During Pandemic

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    Steps law firms can take to attract and keep the best lawyers amid the pandemic include diversifying expertise to meet anticipated legal demands, prioritizing firm culture, and preparing for prospective partners' pointed questions, says Brian Burlant at Major Lindsey.

  • Perspectives

    Finding A Path Forward To Regulate The Legal Industry

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    Gerald Knapton at Ropers Majeski analyzes U.S. and U.K. experiments to explore alternative business structures and independent oversight for law firms, which could lead to innovative approaches to increasing access to legal services.

  • 5 Tips For Overcoming Online Jury Selection Challenges

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    Online voir dire presents logistical hurdles — such as inattentive jurors, technological limitations and the inability to question all prospective jurors at the same time — but there are ways attorneys can improve the process, says Rick Norris at Dentons.

  • What To Know About Software Co. M&A As Deal Volume Rises

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    With the recent two-year peak in software company M&A volume, buyers and sellers in this space will remain interested in getting deals done and must therefore prepare for unique legal challenges in the areas of intellectual property, employee retention and complicated capital structures, say Zachary Turke and Edward Xia at Sheppard Mullin.

  • Series

    Lawyering While Parenting: A Day In A Dad's Pandemic Life

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    Christopher Jennison shares a view of his life working from home as a Federal Aviation Administration attorney preparing to first-chair a trial while splitting child care responsibilities with his lawyer wife.

  • Fed. Circ. Ruling Is Troubling For Generic Drug Manufacturers

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    Following the Federal Circuit's recent decision that Teva Pharmaceuticals induced infringement of GlaxoSmithKline's brand name drug patent despite marketing the generic with a labeling carveout, generic drug manufacturers may face increased legal risk and higher damages, say attorneys at Parker Poe.

  • Series

    Lawyering While Parenting: A Day In A Mom's Pandemic Life

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    Josephine Bahn shares a view of her life working from home as an attorney at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation while splitting child care responsibilities with her lawyer husband.

  • 2 Fed. Circ. Rulings Show Importance Of Correct Inventorship

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    While the recent Federal Circuit decision Egenera v. Cisco lowers the stakes for incorrect patent inventorship from an invalidity perspective, the court's Dana-Farber v. Ono Pharmaceutical ruling shows that correct inventorship can still be critical to patent ownership and enforceability, says attorney Jason German.

  • 5 Cost-Cutting Strategies For Corporate Legal Departments

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    To achieve long-term reduction in their legal expenses, companies must look beyond law firm hourly rates and better distribute their legal work among high-cost premier firms, low-cost practitioners and alternative legal service providers, and their own in-house teams, says Nathan Wenzel at SimpleLegal.

  • Guest Feature

    Preparing The Next Generation Of Female Trial Lawyers

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    To build the ranks of female trial attorneys, law firms must integrate them into every aspect of a case — from witness preparation to courtroom arguments — instead of relegating them to small roles, says Kalpana Srinivasan, co-managing partner at Susman Godfrey.

  • Guest Feature

    Mentorship Is Key To Fixing Drop-Off Of Women In Law

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    It falls to senior male attorneys to recognize the crisis female attorneys face as the pandemic amplifies an already unequal system and to offer their knowledge, experience and counsel to build a better future for women in law, says James Meadows at Culhane Meadows.

  • How A Biden Administration Would Shape IP Policy

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    While Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's intellectual property agenda would likely strengthen patent rights and international trade secret enforcement, proposals to drastically reduce employee noncompete and no-poach agreements could weaken protections domestically, say Charles Barquist and Maren Laurence at Maschoff Brennan.

  • Guest Feature

    5 Ways Firms Can Avoid Female Atty Exodus During Pandemic

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    The pandemic's disproportionate impact on women presents law firms with a unique opportunity to devise innovative policies that will address the increasing home life demands female lawyers face and help retain them long after COVID-19 is over, say Roberta Liebenberg at Fine Kaplan and Stephanie Scharf at Scharf Banks.

  • NY Tax Talk: Trump Tax Returns, Revenue Rebound, Reform

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    In the latest New York tax news update, Craig Reilly at Hodgson Russ discusses President Donald Trump's ongoing tax return disclosure battle, a rebound in the state's post-COVID-19 revenue decline, noteworthy tax appeals cases involving Disney and Mars, and recent guidance on corporate tax reform.

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