The Federal Circuit on Wednesday vacated a Louisiana judge's decision that baby products maker Luv N' Care did not infringe an inventor's patent on a flexible shampoo rinsing container, saying the court misconstrued key claim terms.
Dell Inc. agreed to pay $4.15 million to end a Texas state court suit alleging it wrongly stopped paying royalties to Network-1 under an earlier $6 million agreement that resolved claims Dell infringed an Ethernet patent, Network-1 announced Wednesday.
A patent battle between short-form streaming startup Quibi and an Israeli technology company called Eko will go ahead after a California federal judge consolidated the dueling lawsuits for pretrial purposes and nixed some of Eko's claims.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced it would not challenge Avanci LLC's new platform to license 5G telecommunications technology to the automotive industry, stating it was unlikely that the company's licensing platform would harm competition.
The full Federal Circuit has refused to revisit its decision that a company spun off from Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. when it was purchased by Johnson & Johnson can't get 99 days added to the term of a patent to make up for delays at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
A Tunisian oilfield tool company that is fighting a former partner's claim that it breached an agreement by keeping proprietary tools has told a Texas federal judge the ex-partner waived its right to move the dispute to arbitration.
Federal prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge William Alsup on Tuesday to sentence bankrupt former Uber Technologies Inc. executive Anthony Levandowski to 27 months in prison for one count of stealing Google's trade secrets, while Levandowski argued he deserves at most a year of home confinement.
U.K.-based analytics company Clarivate said Wednesday it will merge with private equity-backed intellectual property manager CPA Global in a roughly $6.8 billion deal guided by Davis Polk and Latham & Watkins.
A sports media startup called Overtime Sports is suing Dick's Sporting Goods for trademark infringement over its recent launch of a discount retail chain called Overtime.
The Ninth Circuit — a court once labeled the "Court of Appeals for the Hollywood Circuit" — has issued a string of copyright rulings that will make it harder for big entertainment companies to fend off lawsuits from aggrieved creators.
A British company that sold ready-made meals in major supermarkets infringed the "Fit Kitchen" trademark of a small health-meal delivery business established by a London bodybuilder, a judge held Wednesday.
The federal government is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to potentially look into about 80 cases invoking the Federal Circuit's Arthrex ruling that Patent Trial and Appeal Board judges are unconstitutionally appointed, saying that if the Arthrex ruling is found to be wrongly decided, then that will undermine subsequent rulings.
As the U.S. Department of Justice conducts its second review in four years of the decades-old deals governing the country's two main music licensing groups, the agency's top antitrust official focused Tuesday on how much the industry has changed even as he avoided predicting the consent decrees' ultimate fate.
A California manufacturer of Van Camp's canned tuna accused three New Jersey companies on Tuesday of trademark infringement and false advertising, alleging that they are importing and selling infringing tuna products from Ecuador.
The Eighth Circuit isn't interested in revisiting its choice not to revive a suit accusing a microwavable food packaging company of using sham patent litigation and shady business tactics to build and solidify a monopoly in the industry.
The Federal Circuit on Tuesday gave Fall Line Patents a second chance to prove that its mystery shopper tracking patent isn't invalid based on the court's Arthrex decision, while also refusing to take up who counts as an interested party.
The Federal Circuit on Tuesday shut down a man's patent infringement lawsuit that claimed he had invented a method for turning faxes and voicemails into digital readouts, ruling he had not adequately supported his claim that he was the sole inventor of the technology in j2 Cloud Services LLC and Advanced Messaging Technologies Inc.'s 2001 patent.
U.S. District Judge Alan D. Albright abused his discretion when he refused to transfer patent infringement litigation against Adobe to California, the Federal Circuit said Monday, before also granting Dropbox another chance to prove that litigation it's facing should likewise be transferred out of Texas.
The owner of the Omnia nightclub chain has accused a Los Angeles cannabis dispensary of bogarting its name and logo in a trademark infringement suit in Nevada federal court.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has introduced legislation that would let companies repatriate intellectual property related to personal protection equipment without tax consequences.
The Federal Circuit has been asked to undo the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's rulings that Microsoft, Google and Samsung successfully showed that parts of an Iron Oak Technologies LLC patent for updating computer software remotely were invalid.
Convicted drug industry executive Martin Shkreli has told a New York federal judge that the Federal Trade Commission went too far with an "unprecedented" suit claiming he monopolized a lifesaving drug by blocking generic rivals.
TCL Corp. urged a London judge Tuesday to vacate an upcoming trial on claims it infringed Philips' European mobile phone patents and allow a French court to decide whether the Dutch company offered the Chinese rival a license on fair terms.
Enigma Software Group USA LLC has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to preserve its unfair competition claims against security software company Malwarebytes and told the justices Malwarebytes was spinning "fictional doomsday scenarios" in an attempt to win the high court's favor.
Gilead has fired back at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' requests to wipe out counterclaims against the agency in a patent dispute over an HIV treatment, calling the federal government's claims that it's immune from inequitable conduct defenses "perverse."
Mediation conducted online with participants in different states makes it harder to determine where communications were made, increasing the risk that courts will apply laws of a state that does not protect mediation confidentiality, say mediators Jeff Kichaven and Teresa Frisbie and law student Tyler Codina.
While the sharing of intellectual property through initiatives like the Open COVID Pledge is essential for the rapid development of a cure for COVID-19, there are certain precautionary measures that IP owners and potential licensees should undertake in order to avoid future controversies and legal battles, say Gunjan Agarwal and Chipo Jolibois at Fox Rothschild.
As a result of current market trends, companies should be prepared for more commercial, intellectual property and employment claims, which can make a downturn even more challenging, says Charlene Morrow at Fenwick.
Recent developments in the standard-essential patent landscape affect licensing negotiations and litigation involving communications and networking technologies, and will lead to increased attention from regulators and potential inconsistencies among different agencies and forums, say Erik Puknys and Michelle Rice at Finnegan.
While Massachusetts' 106-day tolling period for all civil statutes of limitations ends Tuesday, the pandemic-related pause will complicate calculation of limitations periods and have ripple effects in many jurisdictions for years to come, says Christian Stephens at Eckert Seamans.
As I learned after completing a recent international arbitration remotely, with advance planning a video hearing can replicate the in-person experience surprisingly well, and may actually be superior in certain respects, says Kate Shih at Quinn Emanuel.
If law firms are truly serious about making meaningful change in terms of diversity, they must adopt a demographically neutral, unbiased hiring equation that looks at personality traits with greater import than grades and class rank, says Thomas Latino at Florida State University College of Law.
In light of an Illinois federal court's recent holding that AbbVie's Humira "patent thicket" did not violate antitrust laws, parties concerned with the potential anti-competitive conduct of a biologic reference product sponsor should focus on conduct and look beyond patent obtainment, says Kevin Nelson at Schiff Hardin.
With large swaths of the population indoors and primarily online, cybercriminals will be able to exploit law firms more easily now than ever before, but some basic precautions can help, says Joel Wallenstrom at Wickr.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board's recent precedential Apple v. Fintiv decision, denying inter partes review based on parallel district court proceedings, is contrary to congressional intent and could burden burden federal courts that promise a faster time to trial like the Western District of Texas, say Harper Batts and Chris Ponder at Sheppard Mullin.
Government actions against researchers with undisclosed connections to China, as well as legislation designed to safeguard U.S. research, reinforce the probability that new rules for global collaboration and foreign engagement are on the horizon, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.
Now that law firms are on board with fully remote work environments, they must develop policies that match in-office culture and align partner and associate expectations, says Summer Eberhard at Major Lindsey.
In the current economy, third parties have an opportunity to strategically acquire intellectual property assets from distressed companies in or preparing for bankruptcy, and coordinating with an involved investment banker or owner prebankruptcy may afford tactical advantages, say attorneys at Faegre Drinker.
What emerges from the group of 200 federal judges confirmed by the Senate under President Donald Trump is a judiciary stacked with young conservative ideologues, many of whom lack basic judicial qualifications, says Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
As lawyers have had more time to write in recent weeks, the number of law firm alerts has increased massively, but a lot of them fail to capture readers and deliver new business, says Richard Torrenzano at The Torrenzano Group.