The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has agreed to review Dareltech LLC's "selfie stick" patent, rejecting the company's argument that since it can't afford to pay for counsel, Microsoft's inter partes review challenge should be denied.
Rimon PC announced that an international arbitration partner has joined the firm's Washington, D.C., office from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
Amazon can't escape a patent lawsuit over its Echo and Alexa products after a Delaware federal judge found that claims in Voicebox's voice software patents it's being sued over were not invalid for covering an abstract idea.
The company behind the wildly popular "Clash of Clans" mobile game should pay up to $24.6 million for past infringements on five patents held by its foe, Japanese game maker Gree Inc., Gree told a Texas federal jury Thursday.
Netflix is asking a California federal judge to toss out trademark infringement accusations filed by a magazine that claims it coined the name "Tiger King" when it profiled zookeeper Joe Exotic, saying they are clearly barred by the First Amendment.
A California federal judge ruled Wednesday that rapper Nicki Minaj was protected by copyright's fair use doctrine when she privately "experimented" with sampling a song by Tracy Chapman, but left it undecided whether she was legally responsible for the track getting leaked to a radio station.
Soccer sensation Lionel Messi scored an intellectual property win on Thursday as Europe's top court held that the Barcelona team captain's international notoriety would distinguish his namesake logo from another EU trademark used by the Spanish cycle and sportswear company Massi.
Apple and Intel's new complaint alleging that Fortress Investment Group LLC is orchestrating an anti-competitive patent aggregation scheme has even more flaws than the previous iteration that was dismissed in July, the investment management firm argued in a California federal court dismissal bid Tuesday.
Natera Inc. pushed back Wednesday against Illumina Inc.'s assertions that Natera's patent covering fetal DNA testing technology for detecting Down syndrome was invalid in light of the prior art, contending that Illumina raised an argument during the remote hearing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that wasn't in its petition.
U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap has delayed to Nov. 2 a patent trial against Google LLC scheduled for Oct. 1, declining the search giant's pandemic-focused bid to delay the proceedings two extra months, according to a notice in an associated Federal Circuit appeal Wednesday.
Manhattan's top federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request by Serenity Pharmaceuticals to amend a recent judgment in a patent case that went in favor of rival drugmaker Ferring Pharmaceuticals, with the seemingly exasperated judge saying she is "DONE" with the case.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said Wednesday that inventors attempting to obtain patents for products to fight COVID-19 will be able to put off having to fork over certain application fees under a new agency program.
A Delaware federal judge on Wednesday said she's bound by a June decision from West Virginia invalidating a patent covering Biogen's blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera, even though she presided over a trial on the patent's validity in December.
A shareholder behind a derivative suit against executives of CBD company CV Sciences has urged a California federal judge to keep the suit alive, pointing to another judge's ruling allowing a nearly identical case to go forward.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has upheld 11 claims in a CUPP Computing AS computer security patent challenged by Japanese cybersecurity company Trend Micro Inc., finding that the petitioner failed to show they were invalid as obvious in light of existing inventions.
A California energy company has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to launch an investigation into solar cell imports, alleging that a Canadian competitor is copying its manufacturing process for shingled solar cells.
A longtime blues singer fired back Tuesday against a lawsuit launched by the popular country band formerly known as Lady Antebellum over the "Lady A" moniker, slapping them with a countersuit in Washington federal court that claims the trio has "usurped" her name and caused her to lose business.
The U.S. Department of Justice has told the Ninth Circuit that a recent ruling reversing the Federal Trade Commission's win against Qualcomm Inc. could help the chipmaker's bid to upend a massive class of consumers suing over its licensing practices.
The National Archives last month made nearly 2,000 patents from the 18th and 19th centuries available online, featuring stunning landscapes, otherworldly diving gear, countless horses and a fire brigade dressed to the nines.
The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Intellectual Property has asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to launch a pilot program that rewards patent owners and applicants for disclosing accurate scientific data and assignment information.
The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review whether Federal Reserve banks are distinct enough from government entities such that they can challenge patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
The European Union's top court rejected Edison SpA's appeal Wednesday seeking to add "electricity" to goods covered by one of its EU trademarks, saying that when the company applied for its trademarked name, electrical energy didn't fall into the same category as motor fuel.
The Federal Circuit ruled Tuesday that a federal judge correctly found that IQASR LLC's patent for sorting materials from shredded old cars is invalid as indefinite, finding that one technicality of the process amounted to a "word salad."
The full Federal Circuit won't review a panel's decision that invalidated Ericsson's computer security patent under Alice and wiped out a $110 million judgment it won against smartphone maker TCL.
U.S. Inventor and other inventor groups have asked to step into a lawsuit that Google, Apple and other tech giants have brought over the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's practice of denying review when a trial is looming in district court.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has exceeded its congressional mandate by considering its discretion to deny inter partes reviews absolute, but recent lawsuits by tech companies asking courts to limit agency discretion hold promise, says David Jones at the High Tech Inventors Alliance.
The U.S. International Trade Commission's first-ever full suspension of remedial orders pending appeal of inter partes reviews in its recent Certain Unmanned Aerial Vehicles decision has important strategic implications for respondents considering whether and when to seek Patent Trial and Appeal Board review, say attorneys at MoFo.
In this month's bid protest roundup, Locke Bell at MoFo looks at three recent Government Accountability Office decisions considering potential organizational conflicts of interest in the government’s acquisition process, the timeliness of a sole-source award protest, and the exclusion of parties as potential bidders under the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s unique rules.
As practitioners increasingly turn to dispositive motion practice within arbitration, they should be aware of the underlying authority for these motions and consider practical guidance for their use, says arbitrator and mediator Janice Sperow.
New NCAA rules allow student-athletes to profit off their names, images and likenesses but beg several questions regarding video game licensing, the unionization of players, antitrust lawsuits and federal preemption, say Deborah Gubernick and Michelle Emeterio at Snell & Wilmer.
The strategic use of amicus briefs can help an appellate court think about a case in a new way and lift an organization's own cause or reputation for legal thought, say Mark Chopko and Karl Myers at Stradley Ronon.
A company's decision to settle a transfer pricing dispute through a state program — such as those recently announced by North Carolina and Indiana — will turn on the quality of its documentation, its willingness to pay for certainty and the perceived level of aggressiveness of the state's revenue department, say attorneys at Eversheds Sutherland.
The Federal Circuit's indefiniteness decision on claims relating to Horizon's Pennsaid arthritis drug risks damage to core patent rights and doctrine if left uncorrected, so the U.S. Supreme Court should grant certiorari in HZNP v. Actavis, say former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul Michel and attorney John Battaglia.
In light of a recent New York postmortem right of publicity bill and recording artists' backlash against unauthorized use of their music in politics, a look back at cases involving Michael Jordan, Pele and Muhammad Ali offers lessons on navigating misappropriation and the commercial speech doctrine, say Frederick Sperling and Brooke Clason Smith at Schiff Hardin.
Not every case requires more than one mediator, but engaging two mediators with different perspectives or expertise can significantly enhance the settlement process in certain disputes — and parties can choose from several co-mediation approaches, say Gail Andler and Cassandra Franklin at JAMS.
Amid a massive uptick in federal scrutiny of foreign influence, universities can take practical steps to protect their programs, scientists and institutional reputations from risks inherent in international research collaborations, says Robert Roach at Guidepost Solutions.
Because the Federal Circuit recently extended the reach of a common ownership test for obviousness-type double patenting in the Enbrel patent suit Immunex v. Sandoz, companies must obtain sufficient dominion over in-licensed patent portfolios without inadvertently creating prior art by the agreement's terms, say attorneys at Sterne Kessler.
In this Law360 Diversity Snapshot series, five Black law firm leaders share their memories of breaking into BigLaw and thoughts on how to increase minority representation in the legal industry.
Arizona just became the first state to abolish an obscure ethics rule that prohibits nonlawyers from investing in law firms — a change that will lower legal service costs, encourage more innovation in the legal industry and improve access to justice, says William Marra at Validity Finance.
The U.K. Supreme Court's recent ruling that U.K. judges have the power to set extraterritorial licensing royalty rates for standard-essential patents highlights a problem with global patent enforcement coordination and efficiency that could potentially be solved through the Patent Cooperation Treaty, says Roya Ghafele at Oxfirst.