Eighteen months after the U.S. Supreme Court limited where patent suits can be filed, courts continue to wrestle with questions about venue rules. Here is a look at recent decisions that have provided some guidance.
Building information modeling — a collaborative, multi-dimensional “blueprint” well-known across the construction industry — has been popular since at least the turn of the century, but that doesn’t mean it comes without concerns for construction lawyers and their clients.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has wiped out an entire Antecip Bioventures II LLC patent covering a drug used to treat bone problems, a ruling that came in a post-grant review prompted by Grunenthal GmbH.
A Delaware federal jury on Thursday found that Fairchild Semiconductor International induced third parties to infringe competitor Power Integrations Inc.'s power supply controller patent, awarding nearly $720,000 just one week after Power Integrations won $24 million in another Delaware trial between the two rivals.
A New Mexico federal judge granted Viacom International Inc. default judgment in an infringement suit against the creator of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action show Thursday, finding that the show is not a parody and will likely confuse consumers as to the show's ownership.
A Virginia federal court ruled Friday that Sentinel Insurance Co. doesn’t have to defend or indemnify information technology company Synaptek Corp. in a trademark infringement lawsuit brought by a similarly named competitor, holding that all of the underlying claims are clearly excluded from coverage under Synaptek’s policy.
A split Federal Circuit panel on Friday affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision that Amazon failed to establish that the asserted claims of a patent covering a computer security system are invalid.
Ion Geophysical Corp. can't escape a $93.4 million lost-profits jury award over technology used for oil exploration beneath the ocean floor even though several of rival firm Schlumberger Ltd.'s related patent claims were struck down, Schlumberger told a Federal Circuit panel Friday.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to rescind a ban it imposed last month preventing Toshiba from importing certain memory devices that rip off a semiconductor patent after the company and the intellectual property’s owner struck a licensing deal.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has agreed to review a patent for an illuminated keyboard that was challenged by Taiwanese LED company Lite-On Technology Corp., with a panel decision that included U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu.
The Federal Circuit on Friday affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision that part of a F’Real Foods LLC patent related to a self-cleaning blender was not invalid, upholding a victory for the milkshake maker in its dispute with Hamilton Beach Brands Inc.
An automotive tool company infringed the trade dress of beverage giant Monster Energy Co.’s trademark green-and-black “monster” packaging with its “Monster Mobile” line of tools, a California federal jury found Friday, while declining to rule the infringement willful and awarding a $5 million verdict far short of the $50 million Monster sought.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board refused to review a patent covering a fire protection sprinkler system challenged by United Fire Protection Corp., holding in a split decision that an earlier challenge to the same patent by a different company would have given United Fire an unfair advantage in these proceedings.
A throng of tech sector business associations gave mostly high marks to the Trump administration’s revamp of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Friday, stressing the need for the deal to catch up with a business climate that has changed drastically since the agreement's 1994 implementation.
The newest round of hires in the health and life sciences industries have found homes at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Goodwin Procter LLP, Ropes & Gray LLP, Nelson Hardiman LLP, Nichols Liu LLP, K&L Gates LLP, Manatt Phelps & Phillips, Sumner Schick LLP and a handful of companies in need of GCs.
The Federal Circuit on Friday reversed a lower court ruling that a computer security patent asserted against HTC Corp. is invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice standard, saying the patent is not directed to an abstract idea.
The last week has seen a new suit against Credit Suisse over debt investment, Kuwait's social security agency take on Man Group, and Allianz and several food distributors sue one of the world's biggest container shipping companies. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Philadelphia Eagles file their first case over the trademark rights to their famous “Philly Special” trick play, and Warner Bros. says there's no place like TTAB to file a case over a "Wizard of Oz"-themed craft beer.
A case that a lower appellate judge argued would give the Texas Supreme Court a chance to clarify “murky” and “muddled” precedent that sets a two-year limit to bring civil conspiracy claims will be argued before the state's high court in January, the justices announced Friday.
In this week’s round of intellectual property attorney moves, Robins Kaplan added a partner with more than 20 years of experience in patent litigation, McCarter & English landed two IP partners seasoned in life sciences, and Womble Bond found the new head of its Patent Trial and Appeal Board trials practice in California. Here are the details on these and other notable IP hires.
The Federal Circuit’s ruling that inventors can challenge their own patents in inter partes review puts to rest the issue of assignor estoppel at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, while illustrating the reach of the court’s ruling in Wi-Fi One.
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.
One year ago the U.S. Supreme Court issued a blockbuster ruling on where patent lawsuits can be filed. It was expected to shake up patent litigation in a big way. But did that happen? Here, Law360 takes a look at the impact the case had on the patent landscape.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued two big patent rulings — upholding a system for challenging patents as constitutional, but finding the Patent Trial and Appeal Board must decide the validity of every challenged claim when it agrees to institute those American Invents Act reviews. Here, Law360 looks at how we got here, what the court ruled, and how these decisions will impact practicing before the PTAB.
Joshua Peck, incoming marketing director of Hill Wallack LLP, traces the evolution of the chief marketing officer position at law firms and shares insights from three legal marketing pioneers.
Some commentators have suggested that the practice of filing more than one inter partes review petition directed to a particular patent claim is abusive. But we looked at the numbers, and there is little evidence of “serial attacks” and “duplicate filings,” say Michael Berta and Patrick Reidy of Arnold & Porter.
Patent attorneys are uniquely positioned to be rainmakers. They should emphasize certain traits — it may sound counterintuitive, but introversion is one of them, says Karen Katz of Suffolk University Law School.
The Second Circuit's decision this month in Universal Church v. Toellner appears to threaten trademark protection routinely afforded to nonprofits and businesses for marks that have established secondary meaning from common or historical terms, says Paul Tarr, head of the appellate practice at Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer LLP.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Katie DeBord, chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.
The Federal Circuit has explained that patent descriptions do not require any particular form of disclosure. However, the court's recent decision in FWP IP v. Biogen points to a heightened scrutiny of descriptions when an applicant amends or adds new claims to cover a competitor’s activities, say Martin Pavane and Darren Mogil of Cozen O’Connor.
With few cases going to trial, many attorneys keep their oral-presentation skills sharp by teaching continuing legal education programs. To avoid giving a CLE that falls flat and damages your reputation, you must fashion a thoughtful message, control its presentation, and nail the beginning and ending, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.
Since the oldest members of Generation Z aren’t even finished with law school yet, law firm management is in a unique position to prepare for their entrance into the legal workforce, says Eliza Stoker of Major Lindsey & Africa.
In AMN Healthcare v. Aya Healthcare Services, a California appellate court recently held that employee nonsolicitation agreements are void unless they fall within one of three statutory exceptions, clearing up uncertainty about their enforceability in the state, say Dylan Wiseman and Alexandra Grayner at Buchalter PC.
Jury verdicts following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2016 Halo decision suggest that previous patent litigation strategies are no longer working for trial-bound cases, say attorneys with Baker Botts LLP.