The two-year legal war between Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. over patents, licensing practices and trade secrets is barreling ahead, with a series of notable legal developments in recent months. Here is everything you need to know to get up to speed.
The Federal Circuit on Monday handed a win to T-Mobile, Sprint and others in their efforts to invalidate a number of patents held by Intellectual Ventures I LLC, upholding a lower court decision that the patents were invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice decision.
The Federal Circuit on Monday ordered the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to reconsider a ruling that "Guild Mortgage Company" is confusingly similar to "Guild Investment Management,” pointing to evidence that the two names have peacefully coexisted for decades.
Desmarais LLP netted a $400 million settlement for Cisco Systems Inc. against network equipment rival Arista Networks Inc. and secured an $82.5 million verdict for IBM Corp. as the technology giant cruised through its first jury trial as a plaintiff in a patent infringement case, earning the firm a spot among Law360's Intellectual Property Groups of the Year.
The American arm of British betting company William Hill has settled a lawsuit against FanDuel that alleged the fantasy sports and betting website stole a copyrighted gambling how-to pamphlet from a New Jersey racetrack.
The Illinois federal judge who picked up an antitrust suit against Motorola Solutions Inc. after the case was transferred from New Jersey in December has recused himself, citing his spouse's ownership of Motorola stock.
A music streaming service owned by rapper Jay-Z is being investigated over claims that some of its listening numbers have been fudged, the Norwegian police’s economic crime unit said Monday.
Video game giant Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. filed a preemptive lawsuit Friday after being threatened with trademark litigation for including "Pinkerton" detectives in its recently launched Wild West game "Red Dead Redemption 2."
Law360's top four Firms of the Year notched a combined 32 Practice Group of the Year awards after successfully securing wins in bet-the-company matters and closing high-profile, big-ticket deals for clients throughout 2018.
Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2018 Practice Group of the Year awards, which honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.
The Mongol Nation motorcycle club has to give up its trademarked emblem, a California federal jury said Friday, in what prosecutors described as a first-of-its-kind verdict based on links between the image and the criminal activities attributed to the group, including drug trafficking and murder.
Apple's vice president of procurement criticized Qualcomm's business practices during day four of a California federal bench trial over the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust allegations against the chipmaker Friday, testifying that Qualcomm developed a “stranglehold” over Apple and tried to charge "gouged" chip prices, which pushed Apple to end their exclusive chip supply deal.
The back-and-forth between Chobani and Dannon in a dispute over the sugar content of the companies' yogurt drinks left a bad taste in the mouth of a New York federal judge, who chided the attorneys for "behaving like small children" Friday in a terse response to a motion.
Noticing evidence of a recent uptick in trafficking of mobile devices it sells, TracFone Wireless Inc. took swift action to sue a New Jersey company and its operators over an alleged scheme that has damaged the mobile provider financially and also harmed its trademarks and reputation, TracFone's attorney said Friday.
A California federal judge has allowed most claims of false advertising and unfair competition brought by an intellectual property firm against online legal company UpCounsel Inc. to continue.
The Federal Circuit on Friday ordered a Texas district court to decide whether to hold a new trial to determine if WesternGeco LLC can recover $93.4 million in lost profits from Ion Geophysical Corp. in a long-running patent case, following a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year.
Burns Charest LLP on Friday added a litigation partner to its Dallas office who previously practiced at trial boutique Sayles Werbner PC and who is experienced in a wide range of complex commercial disputes.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Pizza Hut defends its status as the official sponsor of the NFL and NCAA football by aiming to sack an "Official Pizza of Football" application, Nintendo isn't cryptic about its opposition to a blockchain riff on Pokémon, and Salesforce claims a broad "family" of "force"-related trademarks.
An eight-day trial over the alleged infringement of eight Siemens Mobility Inc. patents used in "positive train control" systems is slated to open in Delaware federal court Monday, the culmination of a dispute rooted in broader competition for a multibillion-dollar, multiyear rail network safety upgrade.
Privacy and data security specialist Tracy Shapiro has joined DLA Piper's intellectual property and technology practice as a partner in San Francisco, where the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC alum will assist clients on privacy, advertising and marketing law, the firm said.
A federal judge in Texas has affirmed a nearly $6 million arbitration award in favor of a founding partner of a technology startup, rejecting arguments from the inventor of the technology that the sum should be axed altogether or knocked down to $500,000.
Stand-out intellectual property attorneys this year landed multimillion dollar verdicts, prevailed at the Supreme Court, and clarified patent infringement standards at the Federal Circuit. The accomplishments of these six IP lawyers set them apart from their peers and earned them spots on Law360's list of Intellectual Property MVPs.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu told Law360 in an interview Thursday that the many changes he has spearheaded during his busy first year in office should provide a clearer landscape where patentees and the public know better how patent disputes might play out.
The challenges of U.S. patent litigation, combined with increasing levels of comfort with courts in Europe and Asia, are driving companies in high-stakes disputes to increasingly look beyond the U.S. and adopt global enforcement strategies. But it can be daunting to sift through the intricacies of patent litigation around the world. Here, we break down what you need to know about some of the world’s hottest patent venues.
Law360 guest authors weighed in on a host of key legal industry issues this year, ranging from in-house tips for success and open secrets about BigLaw diversity to criticisms of the equity partnership and associate salary models. Here are five articles that captured the most attention.
Take a peek behind the scenes of four U.S. Supreme Court cases from 2018, as the attorneys who won them reflect on the challenges they faced and the decisions they made that led to victory.
Patent-eligibility guidance and inter partes review developments were among the hot topics for intellectual property practitioners this year.
This year brought significant developments in U.S. trade secret law, including further guidance on the Defend Trade Secrets Act and varied court interpretations of customer lists as trade secrets, say attorneys with Faegre Baker Daniels.
A recent Law360 guest article claimed that multiple inter partes reviews for a single claim are often not repetitive. This argument misstates U.S. patent law, and defends precisely the type of abuse that the statutory structure was designed to prohibit, says Robert Taylor of RPT Legal Strategies PC.
The long period of relative patent peace in the automotive industry may be coming to an end due to three new trends. Michael Summersgill and Arthur Coviello of WilmerHale analyze these trends and provide recommendations for preparing for a new period of heightened litigation risk.
In addition to assembling iPhones, China has grown to be an important market for the product. A sales ban of iPhones in China, if carried out by the Fuzhou Intermediate Court, could deal a major economic blow to Apple, says Elizabeth Chien-Hale, an attorney with CKR Law LLP and former senior counsel at Apple Inc.
The Hatch-Waxman Integrity Act of 2018 introduced last week will not completely satisfy either branded pharmaceutical companies or their generic challengers, but would be a win for patients counting on access to new miracle drugs, says professor Anthony Caso, director of the Claremont Institute’s Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic at Chapman University Fowler School of Law.
The First Circuit's recent decision in the matter of the Asacol Antitrust Litigation may prove to be a watershed in pharmaceutical antitrust litigation, offering some precision in interpreting the burden of class certification and making clear what defendants must establish, say experts at Analysis Group Inc.
A major hurdle to the Federal Circuit’s full participation in developing patent law is Article III standing to appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Matthew Dowd of Dowd Scheffel PLLC and Jonathan Stroud of Unified Patents examine whether the Federal Circuit will recognize and apply competitor standing for establishing an injury in fact.