The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Wednesday that shipping a single component of a patented invention to be combined with others overseas is not patent infringement eliminates liability in that situation but leaves parties to battle in lower courts over what constitutes infringement in other scenarios.
A Kansas federal jury on Thursday found a Chinese agricultural scientist guilty of three charges related to a conspiracy to steal cutting-edge rice seeds from a biopharmaceutical research facility in order to send them back to his native country.
The Brazilian manufacturer behind Sientra Inc.’s silicone breast implants fought back Wednesday against Sientra’s attempts to pause litigation between the companies in favor of international arbitration, telling a New York federal court that such a move would drag out urgent intellectual property matters.
A former guitarist for the band Boston is not entitled to attorneys’ fees after a jury found he did not violate trademark claims brought by the group’s founder over the way he was billed as an “original member” in a subsequent band, a Massachusetts federal judge said Thursday.
Amgen is hypocritically withholding information about its proposed biosimilar of cancer drug Avastin and thereby undercutting potential patent litigation, Genentech charged in a complaint filed Wednesday in Delaware federal court.
Video game maker Electronic Arts Inc. asked a California federal court Wednesday for a partial judgment in a putative class action from a group of retired NFL players alleging the “Madden NFL” games use their likeness without permission, arguing that the visual depictions of former players are generic.
Michael Jackson’s former manager Tohme Tohme took the stand at the IRS’ behest Thursday in the Los Angeles trial over the value of the late entertainer’s estate at the time of his death, testifying that Nike, Sony and others had licensing deals in the works when Jackson died.
The Federal Circuit on Thursday upheld a preliminary injunction issued by a federal judge who found certain Toro and Exmark riding lawn mowers likely infringe a patent owned by a rival manufacturer, a decision that will keep the mowers off the market while the case moves forward.
The owner of an LCD technology patent invalidated by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board asked the full Federal Circuit Wednesday to rule that patents are private property rights that cannot be revoked by an executive body like the PTAB, in the latest constitutional attack on the America Invents Act.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board said Wednesday the inter partes review estoppel provision barred a pair of insurance companies from challenging several invalidated claims in an Intellectual Ventures II LLC e-commerce patent in an America Invents Act review.
The Federal Circuit on Wednesday affirmed the U.S. International Trade Commission’s decision to impose default judgment sanctions for destroying evidence and a limited exclusion order against a Turkish chemical company in its trade secrets row with Dow Chemical Co., saying the commission did not abuse its discretion.
A California federal judge said Thursday she’ll dismiss with leave to amend Space Data Corp.’s trade secret and patent infringement suit accusing Google Inc. of stealing its balloon-based internet technology to create Project Loon, saying the wireless services company needs to be more specific about what trade secrets Google allegedly stole.
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled Tuesday that a craft brewer called Oak Park Brewing Co. could register its logo as a trademark, saying the “Oak Park” neighborhood of Sacramento, California, was too obscure a location to warrant a refusal.
Opening statements in a hearing on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court will begin on March 20, with questioning of the associate justice-designate commencing the following day, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Thursday.
A singer-songwriter who is suing Justin Bieber for copyright infringement over his hit “Sorry” on Thursday accused the pop star of acting like he was “above the law” by “chugging beer” rather than appearing for a scheduled deposition.
Watson Laboratories Inc. asked a California federal court Wednesday to pause a renewed pay-for-delay lawsuit by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over pain relief patch Lidoderm while a different court considers Watson's challenge to the agency’s authority to bring such a suit.
A Boston hospital argued Wednesday that attempts by over-the-counter drug maker Perrigo Co. to overturn a $10.2 million Pepcid patent infringement verdict ignored the evidence presented to the jury.
The Federal Circuit on Thursday told a district court it botched claims construction in a suit accusing a Manhattan Pilates studio chain of infringing a key equipment piece after the studio and its accuser, WundaFormer LLC, signed a non-infringement agreement based on the old term definitions.
Chrysler on Tuesday asked a California federal judge for summary judgment that it didn’t infringe an auto parts supplier’s trademark by using the term “Scat Pack” for parts and accessories, and the supplier separately asked the court to rule against counterclaims that it abandoned the trademark.
The Second Circuit has revived claims by purchasers of diabetes drug Actos accusing Takeda of delaying generic competition for the drug, providing guidance on antitrust causation in a ruling that smooths over a potential roadblock for plaintiffs in similar suits against pharmaceutical companies.
The Second Circuit on Thursday made official what New York’s highest court said in December: that state law does not require radio companies like Sirius XM to pay millions in new royalties to play songs recorded before 1972.
While the recent revisions to the Northern District of California's influential patent local rules provide for several small tweaks to the rules governing disclosure of infringement contentions and invalidity contentions, the most notable and significant changes impact damages discovery and the disclosure of damages theories and positions, says Sruli Yellin of Fisch Sigler LLP.
For the first time since 2013, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board recently designated a decision on an ex parte appeal as precedential. In view of this ruling in Schulhauser, method claims should be drafted such that any condition precedent required for later-occurring steps actually occurs, say Braden Katterheinrich and Nick Anderson of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
As companies continue to gather and retain more and more data and as employees come and go, an emphasis on protecting proprietary and confidential information is required. However, waiting until the exit interview to ensure that proper measures are in place often leaves the company open to serious risks, say Sean Tuttle and Patricia Smaldone of StoneTurn Group LLP.
The Beijing IP Court's recent decision in Watchdata v. Hengbao is noteworthy for the amount of damages awarded and the extent of the detail shared by the court about its process for calculating damages, say Pauline Booth and Yi Zhang of Duff & Phelps.
Although NFL ratings may be down a bit this year, intellectual property lawsuits related to the NFL most certainly are not, says David Kluft of Foley Hoag LLP.
The next four years will see litigation that explores the extent to which the Trump administration can alter or reverse the regulatory policies of the Obama administration without having to enact new legislation. The U.S. Supreme Court has recently made clear that there are fewer limits to an agency changing course than had previously been thought, says Steven Gordon of Holland & Knight LLP.
When mediators rely on force to get cases settled, it doesn’t work. It’s time to suggest more productive ways for top-gun litigators and top-flight mediators to engage, says Jeff Kichaven of Jeff Kichaven Commercial Mediation.
I always worry about what will happen if someone at a Super Bowl party asks me to explain an NFL-related lawsuit, particularly one of those intellectual property lawsuits IP lawyers are supposed to know about. This article is my solution — a summary of gridiron IP disputes since the last Super Bowl, says David Kluft of Foley Hoag LLP.
The intellectual property rights of both manufacturers that use 3-D printing and manufacturers that don't may suffer through claim drafting that does not take into account the opportunities provided by 3-D manufacturing, say attorneys with Marks & Clerk.
Although the post-grant review numbers are still quite small, it appears that arguments relating to PGR eligibility may be new tools for patent owners to use in trying to obtain a petition denial, say Kerry Flynn, chief IP counsel for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Tom Irving, Amanda Murphy and Stacy Lewis of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP.