The nearly $1 billion won by VirnetX in patent trials against Apple Inc. exists under a cloud since the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has found the patents invalid. With appeals pending from the board's decisions and one of the trials, here's a look at VirnetX's arguments that the patents shouldn't have been reviewed, and Apple's efforts to flip the verdict.
The Museum of Modern Art sued newly opened Lower East Side café and art gallery MoMaCha in New York federal court on Tuesday, accusing it of infringing its famous trademarked name and trade dress that date to at least 1967 and appear in exhibition communications, retail goods and its restaurant The Modern.
Panasonic Corp. asked a California federal court on Tuesday to sanction Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. over a suit alleging Panasonic monopolized the flash memory card market, arguing that Samsung initiated and maintained the eight-year-old litigation in bad faith.
A tattoo artist hit World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. and others with a copyright infringement suit in Illinois federal court Tuesday, claiming several of the “WWE 2K” video games portray the distinctive tattoos she's done on professional wrestler Randy Orton.
An administrative judge for the U.S. International Trade Commission has concluded that VIZIO, MediaTek and Sigma Designs all violated the Tariff Act by importing televisions and graphics components that infringed one patent held by Advanced Micro Devices, but decided that a second patent had not been violated.
Defensive patent group United Patents Inc. notched a win Tuesday when the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board agreed to review a Uniloc patent covering technology meant to improve the process of copying large computer files, rejecting Uniloc's arguments that the petition should be denied because the group failed to name its members as interested parties in the proceeding.
Singers Demi Lovato and Idina Menzel should be let go from a Chilean singer’s copyright infringement suit over the song “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen,” Disney argued in a motion in California federal court Monday, saying the claims against the singers had come too late.
Weeks after LeBron James threatened to sue the University of Alabama for allegedly copying his barbershop talk show, the owners of a Detroit barbershop on Monday claimed it is the NBA superstar who ripped off the concept from them.
The Federal Circuit upheld part of a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision that found an Apator Miitors ApS patent for a water and gas meter is invalid, ruling Apator was unable to corroborate the inventor’s story about when he conceived of the device.
The Australian computer scientist who once claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous inventor of bitcoin, urged a Florida federal court on Monday to throw out a $10.2 billion lawsuit accusing him of stealing hundreds of thousands of bitcoins and related intellectual property from his now-deceased business partner, calling the suit a "shakedown."
Pfizer Inc. and generic-drug maker Ranbaxy Inc. asked a New Jersey federal court Monday to quash state law claims in multidistrict litigation from a group of Lipitor buyers that say the companies participated in an illegal pay-for-delay scheme to keep a generic version of the cholesterol drug out of the market.
Jimi Hendrix's estate urged a New York federal judge on Monday not to toss its lawsuit accusing the dead rock star's brother of infringing trademarks with Jimi-branded marijuana edibles and other goods, saying the "Jimi Hendrix" name is not in the public domain.
Facing a lawsuit that claims a planned stage adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” is not faithful to Harper Lee’s book, Broadway producer Scott Rudin took the dramatic step Monday of offering to perform the entire play in a federal courthouse.
Akerman LLP has expanded its intellectual property litigation team with the addition of former partners from Lathrop Gage LLP and Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, according to the firm.
The Trump administration has pushed back against China’s recent World Trade Organization challenges of U.S. enforcement moves regarding metal tariffs and actions to counter Beijing’s intellectual property regime, but has nevertheless agreed to talk about resolving the escalating trade imbroglio, according to WTO documents unsealed Tuesday.
BigLaw’s brass ring has grown more elusive in recent years, Law360 data shows, and experts say a number of potentially market-changing forces may be at work.
Andrews Kurth Kenyon saw a more than 12 percent drop in headcount in the year before its February merger with Hunton & Williams — a story experts expect to become familiar for regional firms in Texas.
Lathrop Gage lost more than 15 percent of its attorneys in 2017. Can a new managing partner help bolster its headcount?
De-equitized partners. Contracting offices. Declining headcount. The leaders of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan say it’s all part of the plan — a plan that’s already paying dividends.
In a case about whether patent owners can recover profits lost outside American borders due to infringement, U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed concern Monday that such awards could conflict with laws in other countries, but that barring them would undercompensate patentees.
Officials in the U.S. and U.K. warned in an unprecedented alert Monday that hackers backed by the Russian government are working to exploit vulnerabilities in routers, firewalls and other network infrastructure devices to conduct espionage and steal intellectual property from businesses and governments around the globe.
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.
Although the lack of racial and gender diversity among the ranks of the majority of both midsized and top law firms is a major issue, it’s past time to shed light on the real problem — inclusion, or lack thereof, says Marlen Whitley of Reed Smith LLP.
As Women’s History Month draws to a close, let’s take a moment to celebrate some of the impressive innovations of female inventors and explore why women remain underrepresented in this arena, say Jessica Zurlo and Stephanie Scruggs of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.
Despite the Trump administration's desire to shut down the Legal Services Corp., thankfully the budget that Congress passed and the president signed into law last week has restored $410 million of funding to the legal aid organization. An unlikely brief for preserving LSC may be found in the quirky Denzel Washington film "Roman J. Israel, Esq.," says Kevin Curnin, immediate past president of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel.
Controversially, the recent 5Pointz litigation has established that graffiti art is protected by the Visual Artists Rights Act, despite its inherent ephemerality. However, ultimately the case might be remembered less for VARA and more for the picture it paints of a city undergoing inevitable gentrification, says Xiyin Tang of Mayer Brown LLP.
Federal Circuit decisions continue to raise the question as to whether it is appropriate to challenge patent eligibility under Section 101 early in the litigation. Leslie Kushner and Eric Yecies of Holland & Knight LLP address strategic advantages of when to challenge patent eligibility, and how to defend against such challenges, with particular focus on litigation of pharmaceutical and biotechnological patents.
In order to enable lawyers to best meet cybersecurity challenges, state bars should pass rules that adopt a cybersecurity framework to be developed by a national committee, says Shaun Jamison, associate dean of faculty and professor at Purdue University's Concord Law School.
To many young attorneys, becoming an equity partner shows a firm's long-term commitment, meaning job security and a voice in important firm matters. However, the industry has changed and nowadays it may not be better to enter a new firm as an equity partner, says Jeffrey Liebster of Major Lindsey & Africa.
As illustrated by the Federal Circuit's recent decision in Exergen v. Kaz, not every diagnosis patent is invalid for being directed to a law of nature. An analysis of the majority and dissenting opinions, as well as the way the claims at issue were worded, will hopefully shed light on the types of claims that will survive eligibility challenges, says Matthew Siegal of Dilworth & Barrese LLP.
In his new book, "Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times," professor Joel Richard Paul ably explains more than a dozen of Marshall’s most significant opinions, which comes as no surprise. What is a surprise — a pleasant one — is the book's readability, says Judge Thomas Hardiman of the Third Circuit.
The new director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has voiced openness to Patent Trial and Appeal Board reform, while the PTAB faces increased scrutiny from the Federal Circuit, intellectual property law associations, technology companies and Congress, as well as prospective admonishments from the U.S. Supreme Court in its forthcoming Oil States and SAS decisions, say Kevin Greenleaf and Scott Cummings of Dentons.