The two-year legal war between Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. over patents, licensing practices and trade secrets is barreling ahead, with a series of notable legal developments in recent months. Here is everything you need to know to get up to speed.
A Qualcomm executive took the stand Friday during a California federal bench trial over the Federal Trade Commission's allegations the company's "no license, no chips" practice violates antitrust laws, testifying that it modeled its standard-essential patent process after Google's 2013 consent decree with the FTC.
In Law360's latest roundup of new cases at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, German auto giants Daimler and Volkswagen spar over "Smart" cars, Coca-Cola cites Smartwater to block a "Sportwater," and Sony argues that "Shark Tank" presents a different trademark story than a normal TV show title.
The makers of Red Bull energy drink on Friday slapped a New Jersey Lukoil gas station with a trademark infringement suit accusing it of selling a version of the drink that’s only authorized for sale outside of the U.S. and thus subject to different quality-control standards.
A Massachusetts state senator is taking another swing at implementing measures to protect companies from patent trolls, telling Law360 on Friday his newly filed bill has a better chance to pass after the governor vetoed a similar measure last summer.
Most inventors labor in obscurity, but patent records also include a few people famous for something other than their side gig as an inventor. From a horror icon’s diaper breakthrough to a rock legend’s model train innovations, here’s a look at some star-studded patents.
Disney and a half dozen other movie studios urged a California federal judge Friday to find that streaming service VidAngel can't rely on fair use principles to defend its practice of distributing family-friendly edits of their films online, calling VidAngel's defense against their infringement claims "utter nonsense."
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has declined to review two Plexxikon Inc. patents related to the skin cancer treatment Zelboraf, dealing a setback to Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., which is facing infringement allegations over a rival medication.
A Michigan federal jury on Friday rejected Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s claims that the Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. off-road vehicle named the Can-Am Defender infringed the British automaker’s trademark for the Land Rover Defender.
Retired NFL player Michael Irvin has asked the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to uphold his trademark registration for the phrase “Train Like An Animal Play Like A Beast” against a nutritional supplement company’s claims that the phrase is too similar to its own “Animal” mark.
A company that makes levitation gadgets lost its bid for post-grant review of a design patent that covers a floating light bulb, with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board saying the company hadn’t shown the patent is likely invalid.
McKool Smith PC's intellectual property attorneys notched key wins at the U.S. International Trade Commission and the federal courts, including a $110 million verdict awarded to Ericsson Inc. and favorable rulings against Apple and Comcast, landing them among Law360's Intellectual Property Groups of the Year.
The Federal Circuit said in an order published on Friday that it would remain open during the partial government shutdown, with all deadlines remaining in place and all oral arguments proceeding as scheduled, as the federal courts brace themselves to run out of available funds within the coming days.
In this week’s round of intellectual property attorney moves, DLA Piper landed both a patent litigation partner and a privacy and data security specialist to its team, while Pierce Bainbridge nabbed a pair of life sciences intellectual property pros, and Perkins Coie boosted its IP team with a former technology transaction practice co-chair. Here are the details on these and other notable IP hires.
Netflix, Disney, Amazon and other media outlets have tentatively agreed to settle with a company accused of selling a device that allows customers to stream movies and TV shows for free, according to a Thursday notice in California federal court.
Eric J. Emanuel, who co-founded Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP in 1986, has retired from the firm, leaving John B. Quinn as the only active founding member, a firm spokesperson told Law360 on Thursday.
A partner at a boutique Chicago law firm admitted that he overbilled clients there and at his previous job at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, according to a complaint made public Thursday by the body in charge of registering and disciplining Illinois attorneys.
American Income Life Insurance Co. asked a Texas federal court on Wednesday to confirm a $1.54 million arbitration award it won against a former agent after he allegedly took confidential information after leaving the company, saying the arguments in his appeal were already dismissed by the arbitrator.
The U.S. District Court of Delaware issued an order Wednesday announcing that it will stay open and all staff will be required to keep working without pay, even if the court runs out of funds on Jan. 25 due to what has become the longest federal government shutdown in history.
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board is refusing to let Walmart register the phrase "Investing in American Jobs" as a trademark, ruling that consumers would see it as a common expression of patriotism.
Qualcomm needs an extra day before the jury to defend itself against Apple's allegations that it has been overcharging for patent licensing fees, the chipmaker told a California federal judge Wednesday.
Stand-out intellectual property attorneys this year landed multimillion dollar verdicts, prevailed at the Supreme Court, and clarified patent infringement standards at the Federal Circuit. The accomplishments of these six IP lawyers set them apart from their peers and earned them spots on Law360's list of Intellectual Property MVPs.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu told Law360 in an interview Thursday that the many changes he has spearheaded during his busy first year in office should provide a clearer landscape where patentees and the public know better how patent disputes might play out.
The challenges of U.S. patent litigation, combined with increasing levels of comfort with courts in Europe and Asia, are driving companies in high-stakes disputes to increasingly look beyond the U.S. and adopt global enforcement strategies. But it can be daunting to sift through the intricacies of patent litigation around the world. Here, we break down what you need to know about some of the world’s hottest patent venues.
After years of trending upward, the amount of new Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act litigation might slow somewhat in 2019, yet several active cases are scheduled for trial and many decisions are expected to issue, say Joshua Whitehill and Michael Cottler of Goodwin Procter LLP.
As the automated vehicle industry continues to grow and expand in 2019, innovators will face novel questions concerning data privacy, open source compliance, advertising claims, and local, state, federal and international regulations, say attorneys with O'Melveny & Myers LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court's 2017 ruling on personal jurisdiction in Bristol-Myers Squibb issued a month after the court's game-changing patent venue decision in TC Heartland and has the potential to effect a similarly major shift in where patent lawsuits can be brought, say Alex Chachkes and Matthew Bush of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
The lack of minority partners comes at a high cost to firms, say attorneys at Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC, as they suggest several practical ways to tackle this problem.
The Federal Circuit's ruling last week in Amerigen v. UCB provides an informative data point regarding standing for inter partes review appeals in the Hatch-Waxman context, as well as considerations for brand companies facing obviousness challenges to patents claiming prodrug compounds, say attorneys with King & Spalding LLP.
The patent landscape for cannabis is conforming roughly to that of traditional biopharma in terms of the rejections being raised and how they are being overcome, say Pauline Pelletier and Deborah Sterling of Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC.
English courts have been active in the past year, grappling with patent topics like plausibility and equivalents, and 2019 promises to be another exciting year as English patent lawyers await developments on obviousness, insufficiency and employee inventor compensation, says Jin Ooi of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court should agree to review the Federal Circuit’s standing jurisprudence in JTEKT v. GKN, and confirm a “dissatisfied” petitioner’s right to challenge an inter partes review decision, as set forth by Congress, say attorneys with Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP.
With its recent decision in ABS Entertainment v. CBS Corp — striking down a local rule that governs the time period for filing a motion for class certification — the Ninth Circuit created a major change to class actions in the Central District of California, say attorneys with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
Alternative dispute resolution providers have made great strides toward diversity, but recent statistics show there is still work to be done. There are certain steps ADR providers can take to actively recruit more women and minority candidates to serve as arbitrators and mediators, says James Jenkins of the American Arbitration Association.