Bud Light used an actor dressed as a medieval town crier last week to ask a Minnesota brewery to stop using the company’s trademarks, becoming the latest brand to transform a cease-and-desist into a marketing stunt.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP has acquired the litigation boutique Yarbrough Law Group PC in Dallas, bolstering its litigation capabilities and expanding its white collar, cybersecurity, data privacy and intellectual property practice, Squire Patton Boggs said Thursday.
A Texas federal judge on Wednesday kicked an attorney in a patent dispute off the case after the attorney failed to produce discovery documents, respond to motions, show up to mediation, or follow a court order to appear in person to explain himself.
A Florida federal judge on Wednesday dismissed Sunscreen Mist Holdings LLC's suit accusing a rival of infringing its patent for an automatic sunscreen application vending machine and of falsely claiming it was the first of its kind, because it failed to serve the defendant in time.
Two former Kutak Rock LLP international trade attorneys who represent domestic and international clients in anti-dumping, intellectual property and other matters have joined Fox Rothschild LLP in Washington, D.C.
A Minnesota federal judge has determined that Solutran Inc.'s check processing patent is valid under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice standard and that a U.S. Bank checking procedure infringes its claims.
Reckitt Benckiser Inc. has reached a settlement with a generic-drug maker that had accused the British company of unfairly cutting out competition for an extended-release version of Mucinex by violating a patent infringement settlement agreement they’d struck, according to a judgment Tuesday ending the Pennsylvania federal court case.
A California federal judge blamed Uber’s deputy general counsel for a two-month delay of Waymo’s trade secrets trial over allegedly stolen self-driving car technology, saying in a hearing Wednesday that Uber’s failure to produce an ex-employee’s letter meant the lawyer may be “in trouble.”
The European Commission unveiled a licensing policy for standard-essential patents on Wednesday as part of new guidelines it laid out for intellectual property rights, in an effort to help create a “fair and balanced system” that benefits both product manufacturers and patent holders.
A Korean video game company defended its patent claiming the “gamvatar” as a novel concept distinct from an avatar in a Wednesday hearing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, arguing that prior art Blizzard and Riot Games say undercuts it fails to describe key components of its invention.
The U.S. International Trade Commission announced Wednesday that it would launch an investigation into whether certain road construction equipment imported into the U.S. from German machinery manufacturer Wirtgen violated three of Caterpillar Inc.’s patents.
Virtual reality and camera company 360Heros Inc. infringed several of GoPro Inc.’s copyrighted photos, a California federal judge ruled Tuesday, finding that GoPro’s works were original and 360Heros made near-identical copies.
Irell & Manella LLP managing partner Andrei Iancu, the nominee to lead the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, told senators at his confirmation hearing Wednesday that he will strive to bring “stability and reliability” to the patent system and seek to improve America Invents Act reviews.
Attorneys for BioChemics Inc. notified a Boston federal judge on Wednesday that it secured a down payment on the $17 million it owes the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission just 15 minutes before a hearing where government attorneys were set to pounce on the company for default.
Electronics manufacturer Hisense pushed back at Sharp’s bid for an interlocutory appeal challenging whether a California federal court has jurisdiction over its claims that Hisense misrepresented the quality of Sharp-branded televisions, telling the court Tuesday that the attempted appeal is a move to harass the Chinese company that must be denied.
Advisory committees for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office sounded the alarm Tuesday over the U.S. Department of Commerce’s controversial shared services program, saying the nation’s patent and trademark systems will be harmed if the USPTO is required to participate.
Apple Inc. on Wednesday told a California federal court that Qualcomm Inc.’s Snapdragon mobile phone chips infringe eight Apple patents that preserve smartphone battery life, filing the counterclaims as a response to its rival’s suit alleging it infringed six Qualcomm patents.
Edward Herzstock and his company Revleap voiced their opposition Tuesday in California federal court to company co-founder Alec Farwell’s bid to help Yelp Inc. reopen a case alleging Revleap undermined Yelp by publishing fake positive reviews, saying Farwell is an unreliable party who embezzled funds from Revleap.
Delaware's Chancery Court late Tuesday agreed to hear arguments on reopening and supplementing the post-trial record in an intellectual property and contract dispute that knocked Ring.com's new home automation systems off of store shelves at the start of holiday sales season.
The widow of John Steinbeck’s son fired back at a bid to keep her from talking to the press after a jury awarded Steinbeck’s late wife's daughter $13.15 million in a copyright infringement dispute over movie deals for “The Grapes of Wrath” and "East of Eden."
Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Biotech Inc. urged a Pennsylvania federal court Tuesday to toss a suit brought by Pfizer Inc. alleging the companies used anti-competitive tactics to maintain the dominance of their biologic Remicade, saying Pfizer hasn’t demonstrated the prices of its own biosimilar are competitive.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday put tighter restrictions on where patent owners can file infringement lawsuits, a decision that upends nearly 30 years of established practice and will likely force many lawsuits out of the patent litigation hotbed of the Eastern District of Texas. Here, check out all of our best coverage of the case.
When the U.S. Supreme Court decided the now-famous TC Heartland case in May 2017, a robust discussion began regarding how significant its effects would be. Chase Perry of Ankura examined statistics from recent months in search of changes in case filing patterns and patent holder success metrics.
Shortly after I interviewed him last year, former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall Rader publicly expressed interest in becoming director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Although he did not ultimately get chosen for the position, the interview provides insights into how the Trump administration can take the patent system in a new direction, says Eli Mazour of Harrity & Harrity LLP.
Artificial intelligence needs to be legally defensible in order to be useful to law firms. There are requirements for making this happen, says Mark Williamson, co-founder and chief technology officer of Hanzo Archives Ltd.
The long litigation life cycle for large, complex civil lawsuits provides ample time for clients and counsel to form strong opinions — often negative when based on adversarial exchanges — about the opposing trial team, their witnesses and their experts. Martha Luring of Salmons Consulting shares some common perceptions not always shared by jurors.
The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to reverse a recent Eleventh Circuit decision and settle a disagreement over the copyright registration requirement for lawsuits alleging infringement. While circuit splits are relatively rare in copyright law, this divide is deepening, says Alexander Kaplan of Proskauer Rose LLP.
The Federal Circuit's recent decision in Owens Corning v. Fast Felt — reversing the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s final written decision — should serve as a reminder to practitioners that claim construction is reviewed de novo at the Federal Circuit, says Raghav Bajaj of Haynes and Boone LLP.
A few jurists and commentators have recently caused a stir in the e-discovery community by arguing that litigants should avoid using keyword searches to filter or cull a document population before using predictive coding. This “no-cull” rationale undermines the principle of proportionality at the heart of the recent changes to Federal Rule 26, say John Rosenthal and Jason Moore of Winston & Strawn LLP.
Should the U.S. Supreme Court reverse in SAS Institute and eliminate the practice of partial institution for inter partes review, patent owners and challengers alike must be prepared to address the significant ramifications, say Danielle Phillip and Allyn Elliott of Brinks Gilson & Lione.
The Federal Circuit's decision last month in Amgen v. Sanofi undoubtedly will have a major impact on how written description and enablement are litigated for genus claims in general and for functional antibody claims in particular, say Irena Royzman and Andrew Cohen of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.
By "unicorn" I don’t mean the next great tech startup with a valuation of $1 billion. I mean the new breed of lawyers realizing that there are better ways to get their day jobs done, says Lucy Endel Bassli, assistant general counsel leading the legal operations and contracting functions at Microsoft Corp.