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.
Perkins Coie LLP has hired a leading technology partner from Morrison & Foerster LLP for its New York office, part of a broader strategy to bulk up its presence in the Big Apple as the city becomes a magnet for many of the world’s leading tech companies.
Mark Sweet and James Monroe are the managing partner and chair, respectively, of intellectual property law firm Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP. Law360 talked to them about how their firm is adapting to the changing legal industry and the challenges they face in operating a large law firm in today's legal market.
Trump administration officials wrapped up a meeting with their Chinese counterparts with little fanfare Wednesday as the two sides continue to work on a deal that will solve a bitter trade dispute, with the U.S. stressing that any final agreement will be closely monitored to ensure Beijing’s compliance.
Intel Corp.'s chief strategy officer ripped into Qualcomm's "very unfair" business model Tuesday on day three of a California federal bench trial over the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust allegations, testifying that the chipmaker demands patent royalties from all device makers, even if they use competitors' chips, which undercuts competition.
A Federal Circuit judge asked a patent owner Tuesday to explain how the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office breached an implied contract by funneling its patent application to a secret, now-defunct screening process.
IBM Corp. held its spot as the U.S. patent leader with a record 9,100 granted patents in 2018, according to a Tuesday report, even as the overall number of patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office took a slight drop from the previous year’s banner numbers.
Counsel from both Apple Inc. and VirnetX Inc. on Tuesday received tough questions from a Federal Circuit panel regarding whether the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board has the authority to re-examine two pre-America Invents Act VirnetX patents that were ruled invalid after Apple challenged them.
A New York federal judge on Tuesday denied a bid to dismiss the National Hockey League's suit alleging three Illinois companies infringed on trademarks for the Stanley Cup, ruling the league adequately pled its case and the court has jurisdiction over the defendants.
Generics maker Hikma asked the full Federal Circuit Monday to rehear a decision that a Novartis cancer drug patent is not invalid for double-patenting, saying the ruling conflicts with precedent and leaves what had been a straightforward standard “fragmented and unclear.”
A Texas federal judge on Tuesday denied a bid by Roku Inc. to scrap a patent infringement lawsuit brought against it in October over its media players and streaming sticks, holding it was too soon in the process.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday over whether copyright owners must fully register their works before filing a lawsuit, during which several justices seemed skeptical of a claim that authors should be allowed to sue immediately after applying for a registration.
Ericsson isn't automatically required to license its standard-essential patents at the much cheaper component level, a Texas federal judge ruled Monday in a major blow to HTC, which has accused the company of trying to overcharge on royalties to license cellular and wireless network SEPs.
The full Federal Circuit will not review a decision that released Apple Inc. from a $506 million damages award in an infringement case brought by the licensing arm of the University of Wisconsin-Madison over a computer processor patent.
Erie Insurance Exchange is urging a Pennsylvania state judge to free it from providing coverage to a financial planning company facing claims in federal court that it willfully infringed a rival’s marketing slogan trademarks.
A New York federal judge on Monday refused to overturn a $21 million victory for Tiffany & Co. in a trademark lawsuit that accused Costco Wholesale Corp. of improperly using "Tiffany" on diamond rings, setting the stage for a long-awaited appeal to the Second Circuit.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it wants the solicitor general’s take on a $59 million intellectual property fight that could open a new avenue for patent damages on outside-the-U.S. sales if taken up.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals in several patent cases, including one in which a $200 million verdict won by Merck was wiped out by an attorney’s purportedly "duplicitous" behavior, and another arguing patent disclosure rules have created "anarchy."
A Texas state court has ruled it isn’t the proper venue for Dallas-based fashion influencer platform rewardStyle to probe whether rivals ShopStyle and PopSugar stole millions of images from its website, after an attorneys for PopSugar and ShopStyle argued they didn’t have enough contacts in the state.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board upheld much of a patent that involves the use of cannabinoids to treat epilepsy, handing a partial win to a unit of GW Pharmaceuticals PLC, a U.K. company known for its marijuana-derived medicines.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP announced Monday that it has landed longtime federal prosecutor Rich Goldberg to come on board as a partner in its cybersecurity and data privacy practice operating out of the firm's New York and Philadelphia offices.
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.
Many law firms have tickets or luxury suites at sporting events to host clients and prospects. Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group and Matt Ansis of TicketManager discuss some of the ways that firms can use those tickets effectively.
A recent opinion from the American Bar Association provides useful guidance on attorneys’ obligations to guard against cyberattacks, protect electronic client information and respond if an attack occurs, says Joshua Bevitz of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court decided TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods in May 2017, revitalizing the patent venue statute. Alex Chachkes and Josh Montgomery of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP review its impact over the past year and a half.
Last month, Amrock appealed a curious verdict that awarded contract breach defendant HouseCanary $706 million on a trade secret counterclaim. There are several factors that should cause one to raise an eyebrow over this initial outcome, says Thomas Hodge of Brock and Scott PLLC.
Two recent decisions from the Federal Circuit — Novartis AG v. Ezra Ventures and Novartis Pharmaceuticals v. Breckenridge Pharmaceutical — clarify the law of "obviousness-type double patenting" and give certainty to biopharmaceutical patent owners, say Irena Royzman and Andrew Cohen of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.
In this overview of the latest iteration of Swiss tax reform, Danielle Wenger and Manuel Vogler of Prager Dreifuss AG discuss key measures of the new reform and assess the impact for corporations.
Opening comments by parties in mediation that are made with the proper content and tone can diffuse pent-up emotion and pave the way for a successful resolution. But an opening presentation can do more harm than good if delivered the wrong way, say Jann Johnson and William Haddad of ADR Systems LLC.
I suspect the true audience for the U.S. Department of Justice’s disavowal last week of a 2013 policy statement on standard-essential patents is not the courts but rather the U.S. International Trade Commission, whose discretion to pressure standard implementers to accept onerous licensing terms will be tested in the coming years, says University of Minnesota Law School professor Thomas Cotter.
Local patent rules in the Eastern District of Texas and Northern District of California don’t squarely address the issue of what must be disclosed during claim-construction discovery in order to rely on expert declarations. But thanks to the corpus of post-Teva decisions a clearer picture has emerged, says Ken Fung of Fisch Sigler LLP.
During U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva Pharmaceuticals, the justices’ focus on the statutory language, and the relative lack of focus on the specific facts of the case, suggest they may address the meaning of the America Invents Act language broadly, say Michael Pomianek and Michelle Nyein of Wolf Greenfield & Sacks PC.