Since the Patent Trial and Appeal Board rarely allows patent amendments during America Invents Act reviews, some patent owners have proposed creating an “off-ramp” where amendments would be considered by patent examiners instead. Attorneys say many tricky questions must be answered before such a system could begin.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has refused to suspend an import ban imposed on some of Arista Networks’ computer networking switch products after the Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidated two Cisco Systems patents that the ban was intended to protect.
BigCommerce Inc. objected on Friday to a magistrate judge’s report that found the e-commerce software company had waived its venue defense in its bid to toss a website host’s patent infringement suit, arguing that it couldn't have predicted the U.S. Supreme Court's May ruling in TC Heartland and made the argument earlier.
Although women have made some strides toward gender parity in the lower ranks of law firms, breaking into the equity tier remains elusive. These 20 firms, however, are leaders in advancing equality at the top, earning them the designation of Law360 Ceiling Smasher.
As gender bias suits pile up against law firms, it remains to be seen how they will impact recruiting in the industry. But some legal experts say firm leaders may want to look at the complaints as blueprints for change.
A handful of law firms of various sizes and types are outpacing their peers on including women in their ranks. Here’s why four of them are positioned toward the front of the pack.
In a bid to elevate more women to positions of authority, law firms are taking a page from the National Football League's playbook.
U.S. law firms have long been overwhelmingly dominated by men, particularly at the partnership level, and Law360’s latest Glass Ceiling Report shows that recent progress has been — at best — only incremental.
While the legal industry continues to struggle with gender parity, this year’s Glass Ceiling Report shows that some firms are ahead of the rest. Here, Law360 reveals its third annual ranking of the best law firms for female attorneys, based on their representation of women at the nonpartner and partner levels.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP dropped Uber Technologies Inc. as a client last fall because a fixed fee arrangement “no longer made financial sense,” according to an email disclosed Thursday in the California federal court intellectual property battle filed against Uber by the firm’s current client Waymo LLC.
Apple and Intel hit hard at Qualcomm in public statements filed Thursday with the U.S. International Trade Commission in a case where the chipmaker is seeking to bar iPhones that allegedly infringe its patents, with both companies accusing Qualcomm of seeking a monopoly on the technology.
An attorney for defunct startup Telesocial Inc. told a California federal jury during closing arguments Friday that Orange SA destroyed the young company by stealing its trade secrets instead of buying its communications technology, while Orange’s attorneys denied responsibility for Telesocial’s failure and argued no theft occurred.
Intel Corp. urged a Delaware federal judge on Friday to shut down rival AVM Technologies LLC's bid to undo its loss in a $2 billion patent infringement trial, saying the evidence amply supported Intel's belief that its circuits' functionality was different from that spelled out in the intellectual property at issue.
BakerHostetler scored a patent litigator from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP who brings 20 years of experience representing technology clients in intellectual property disputes, the firm recently announced.
A Turkish chemical company said Friday that its scant corporate ties to Delaware failed to support Chancery Court jurisdiction for a Dow Chemical Co. lawsuit seeking broad damages for the alleged theft of Dow secrets used to make competing products.
Brunswick Corp. asked a Virginia federal court on Friday for a new trial after it was found to have infringed Cobalt Boats LLC’s patent on a boat step and ordered to pay $2.7 million in damages, asserting that the venue was improper under the U.S. Supreme Court's TC Heartland decision in May.
A Florida judge on Friday dismissed counterclaims by the owner of an Arabic pay-TV company facing a copyright infringement suit claiming the service steals signals from Dish Network LLC, but gave the company time to fix the problems with its pleadings.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Lucasfilm once again goes deep into the details of the Star Wars universe, Frito-Lay takes on a look-alike Lay’s logo and the Chicago Cubs stay aggressive.
The Federal Circuit on Thursday rejected a request from Amazon and eBay to reissue as precedential an opinion it issued last month finding that Amazon, as a mere host to third-party vendors in this case, couldn’t be held liable for the sale of stuffed-animal pillowcases that allegedly infringe design patents.
Illumina Inc. has settled patent infringement claims against rival Qiagen NV, according to a California federal judge’s order on Friday, resolving a year-old action over DNA-sequencing intellectual property.
An earbud company convinced the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to invalidate a patent on a rival’s earbud system on Wednesday for combining existing inventions in an obvious way, drawing first blood in an industry feud involving four patent challenges and two infringement lawsuits.
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.
Through thoughtful implementation of provisional rights and marking strategies, patentees can considerably increase their potential damages pool, say attorneys with Eversheds Sutherland.
Egypt is currently suffering from a significant “brain drain.” Lax intellectual property laws may be a factor, whether knowingly or unknowingly, that pushes its most educated citizens to leave and not return, says Mark Morgan of Day Pitney LLP.
Outside counsel should be able to articulate why she is proposing an alternative fee arrangement for this matter. If the client has not requested an AFA or the case is unusually difficult to budget with accuracy, this might not be the case to propose an AFA, say attorneys with WilmerHale.
Despite the boom in mobile application development, many lawyers are still reluctant when it comes to using apps in their daily work. Attorney Sean Cleary explores the benefits and shares some recommendations for apps geared toward attorneys.
Recent cyberattacks have spurred the health care industry to engage in a difficult, but necessary self-evaluation of whether it is ready for the next attack. David Saunders and Heidi Wachs of Jenner & Block examine some developments in the aftermath of these ransomware attacks and one lesson the industry still has to take notice of.
Recently, the Federal Circuit has found patent eligibility in a number of cases. The reasoning offered by these cases — in particular Bascom — is similar to the holdings of Chakrabarty and Funk Brothers, the key U.S. Supreme Court cases underlying the “markedly different” test. This suggests a better approach to patent eligibility determination may be near, say Kevin Kabler and Andrew Whitehead of Fenwick & West LLP.
Only expressive elements of a video game are protectable under current U.S. copyright law. Abstract ideas, including game mechanics and rules, as well as functional and scenes-a-faire elements, are not protectable. For courts, this distinction can sometimes be only skin deep, say Sean Kane and Andrew Ungberg of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC.
In a recent Law360 guest article, Christopher Bogart of Burford Capital LLC claimed that "while theoretically well designed to find the proverbial needle in a haystack, big data and AI currently lack the ability to do so usefully in a commercial litigation financing context." But AI can manage many of the tasks that litigation financiers would otherwise perform, says Eva Shang, co-founder of Legalist Inc.
The U.S. Copyright Office recently initiated its seventh triennial rulemaking proceeding to evaluate proposed exemptions to the anti-circumvention provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. With each passing cycle, the proceeding has grown in interest, participation and complexity, say Jacqueline Charlesworth, former general counsel of the Copyright Office, and Michelle Choe of Covington & Burling LLP.
Courts increasingly require empirical proof in cases where the impact of particular behavior, claims or statements on consumer perceptions or choices is a central focus. Primary survey data and real-world data can each offer strong evidence on its own, but substantial synergies can be obtained when the two are used together, say members of Analysis Group Inc.