A unanimous eight-member California federal jury held Thursday that Samsung owes Apple Inc. $538.6 million for infringing design and utility patents covering smartphone technology in a landmark patent case that made it all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A California federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid by video streaming service TWiT to disqualify Durie Tangri LLP from defending Twitter in a trademark suit, saying although TWiT once hired the firm, it hadn’t shown the current litigation is “substantially related” to that prior representation.
An association of patent lawyers and agents on Wednesday urged the Federal Circuit to review en banc its decision that gave Google a new shot at invalidating Network-1’s media search patents in an inter partes review, arguing that the panel relied on “false logic” in construing the claims.
The maker of Ryobi garage door openers that were sold at Home Depot will see its trial loss tripled to $11.4 million after an Illinois federal judge said Wednesday that its behavior while infringing two patents belonging to Chamberlain Group Inc. was over the line.
The Federal Trade Commission won’t be able to get access to Qualcomm’s internal patent database because the ratings there are subject to attorney-client privilege, a California federal judge said, dealing a blow to the agency’s litigation over the chipmaker’s patent-licensing practices.
U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap refused to let Huawei Device USA Inc. move a Texas-based patent holder’s communications patent infringement suit to California’s Northern District, finding Wednesday that the company hadn’t shown the Golden State would be a more convenient venue.
A New Jersey federal judge ordered Howmedica to pay Zimmer Biomet $13.3 million in attorneys’ fees as part of a long-running patent dispute because Howmedica repeatedly misled the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and spent 10 years pursuing claims it knew were baseless, according to an opinion made public Wednesday.
A former Major League Baseball pitcher alleges that a Washington resident stole trade secrets and other proprietary information about his baseball academy and training program designed to improve performance and reduce injuries, according to a suit removed to Florida federal court Thursday.
Apple Inc. and other tech giants were handed a mixed bag at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Wednesday, when the board invalidated some claims but upheld others in three Uniloc messaging patents.
Hilton and one of its subsidiaries got hit with a lawsuit in Illinois federal court Wednesday by a Texas-based technology company that says the hospitality company’s Digital Key service infringes two patents it holds on technology that facilitates mobile unlocking.
An online ad placement company has fired back against a rival's bid to disqualify its general counsel in a $2.3 million suit over alleged click fraud that's on appeal, telling a Texas federal court that conjecture alone can't be the basis to deprive it of the counsel of its choice.
The U.S. Supreme Court's TC Heartland decision, which limited where patent lawsuits can be filed, has led to a bump in cases over generic drugs in Delaware while raising some legal questions and strategic issues for pharmaceutical companies.
Paul Hastings LLP has added a former Arnold & Porter partner with expertise litigating patent and trade secrets cases to its intellectual property practice in Chicago, according to the firm.
While not as noisy as a barnyard, the chatter and laughter heard during attorney presentations led the Federal Circuit on Wednesday to grant a North Dakota farm equipment company a rehearing in its patent infringement case against a rival.
A Walmart clothing supplier on Tuesday urged a California federal court to force its insurer to pony up more than $5.2 million in costs stemming from a trademark dispute in which Walmart was involved, saying the "advertising injury" portion of its policy extends to Walmart's advertising of merchandise it supplied.
Diabetes glucose monitoring company Dexcom Inc. has to pay attorneys’ fees to its New Hampshire-based rival after a California federal judge held that it acted in “bad faith” by continuing to litigate a patent case despite multiple court warnings, according to an order unsealed Tuesday.
A split Federal Circuit panel on Wednesday mostly upheld a verdict that Trans Ova Genetics LC infringed XY LLC’s patents on sorting cattle semen for breeding, although the judges disputed whether an inter partes review invalidation of one patent rendered the validity of that patent moot.
Copyright infringement allegations over The Spencer Davis Group and Steve Winwood’s iconic “Gimme Some Lovin’” resurfaced Tuesday at the Sixth Circuit, as songwriter Homer Banks’ widow claimed a lower court erred by rejecting evidence that Winwood and Davis based their hit on Banks’ “Ain’t That a Lot of Love.”
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced a bill Wednesday that would create full federal copyright protection for so-called pre-1972 recordings, an alternative approach to the one taken by major music legislation that passed the House last month.
Lawmakers are busy adjusting proposed legislation that aims to modernize the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, editing language that covers issues like intellectual property transfers, judicial reviews and proximity in real estate transactions. Here, Law360 reviews what lawyers need to know about how the potential changes could alter the CFIUS process.
The Federal Circuit on Wednesday upheld a ruling that found Microsoft Corp. did not infringe a patent related to software anti-piracy features, despite not agreeing with how the lower court interpreted and applied certain terms in the patent.
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.
After a three-year surge, patent suits at the Federal Circuit leveled off last year as the court showed signs of adjusting to its bustling workload. The judges found time to write more opinions, and they reached greater consensus, penning fewer separate concurrences and dissents than in 2016.
A Supreme Court ruling redrew the patent litigation map. The International Trade Commission became an ever more popular patent venue. District courts saw fewer cases. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board isn’t what it used to be. 2017 was a challenging year for patent attorneys.
Tuesday marked one year since the U.S. Supreme Court fundamentally narrowed patent venue in its TC Heartland decision. This month, three Federal Circuit decisions addressed a number of outstanding questions on patent venue, but none of the court's positions was unexpected, say attorneys with Eversheds Sutherland LLP.
At the U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in WesternGeco v. Ion, some were analogizing patent holders to parties whose natural rights are injured by tortious conduct. This is not a good approach to patent law. In cases like this one, the patentee can be fully and fairly compensated by a reasonable royalty, says Jay Lapeyre, president of Laitram LLC and chairman of Ion's board of directors.
The Federal Circuit's May 16 decision in Praxair v. Mallinckrodt calls attention to the printed matter doctrine as an additional means for attacking diagnostic method and personalized medicine claims, already under siege from Section 101 subject matter eligibility challenges, says Paul Zagar of Leason Ellis LLP.
Late last month, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued long-awaited final amendments to its Rules of Practice and Procedure pertaining to investigations under Section 337 of the Tariff Act. Jordan Coyle and Diana Szego Fassbender of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP analyze the most significant amendments and the circumstances surrounding them, and offer key practice tips.
The recent District of Kansas decision in Energy Intelligence Group v. CHS McPherson Refinery highlights a circuit split regarding how courts determine the statutory damages available for copyright infringement where multiple copyrighted expressions are at issue, say Amy Fitts and Benton Keatley of Polsinelli PC.
President Donald Trump recently outlined his administration’s plan for lowering prescription drug prices. Tom Bulleit and Kirsten Mayer of Ropes & Gray LLP break down the key proposals and assess the likely paths forward.
Whereas a traditional pre-invention assignment agreement focuses solely on assigning legal rights and duties, a more effective contractual approach would braid a traditional, legally enforceable PIAA with a voluntary system focused on enhancing employer-employee collaboration, says Albert Wong of Fish & Richardson PC.
On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education, recognizing a moral and legal truth that should be beyond question in American society. The refusal by some of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees to say whether they believe the case was decided correctly is indicative of the narrow-minded elitism they would bring to the bench, says professor Franita Tolson of the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Teva v. Sandoz changed the standard of review for factual findings made in the course of claim construction, the Federal Circuit has applied deference in just eight of the 24 cases that involved claim-construction extrinsic evidence. These decisions reveal some predictability, says Richard Zhang of Fisch Sigler LLP.
In deciding whether cloud computing is right for the organization or firm, an attorney must consider cloud computing’s significant impact on the electronic discovery process, say Daniel Garrie, managing partner at Law & Forensics LLC, and David Cass, chief information security officer at IBM Cloud.