Seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners like Abbott Laboratories have found that federal trademark law is a pretty handy tool to go after alleged coronavirus grifters.
The Federal Circuit on Friday reversed a decision by a Virginia federal judge that barred TecSec Inc. from presenting evidence that Adobe induced infringement of four encryption patents, sending the case back to the lower court for the third time.
The Federal Circuit on Friday tore into a Delaware federal judge's invalidation of more than a hundred claims of five Realtime Data LLC patents with an oral ruling, instead of a written order, saying his finding that the patents claim only abstract ideas was too thin on analysis.
Heat On-The-Fly LLC has asked the Federal Circuit to reverse a district court ruling made on remand that a case involving its hydraulic fracturing patent, which was found to be unenforceable due to inequitable conduct, is exceptional.
A New Jersey federal court on Friday threw out a whistleblower lawsuit brought by a former L'Oreal USA Inc. patent attorney, who had claimed the company fired him for objecting to a quota for patent filings.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Amazon is seeking to cancel a Salesforce subsidiary's "Twin Prime" registration so that it can secure a "Prime" trademark for photo-sharing services — plus three other TTAB cases you need to know.
The Federal Circuit on Friday stayed Besco Tubular's appeal of a $5 million infringement verdict against it after the plaintiff in the intellectual property suit filed an involuntary Chapter 11 petition against Besco in Louisiana court.
The Federal Circuit on Friday refused to stay a controversial decision invalidating part of a car driveshaft patent for claiming a natural law while patentee American Axle & Manufacturing appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court, though one judge said she believes there's a "fair probability" the justices will reverse.
A Stanford law professor said that copyright law's fair use doctrine should extend to works that have "disappeared" from streaming services, ranging from racist episodes of TV shows to George Lucas' original cut of "Star Wars."
Polsinelli PC has snapped up two experts in the biotechnology field as shareholders, Akerman LLP has built out its Atlanta health care bench with an attorney from Hall Booth Smith PC, and biopharmaceutical company Neoleukin Therapeutics Inc. has announced a new general counsel, headlining Law360's latest roundup of personnel moves in the health care and life sciences arena.
Kilpatrick Townsend and Loeb & Loeb have expanded their life sciences intellectual property capabilities, while the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office named an acting policy chief officer and Walmart boosted its in-house team. Here are the details on these IP hires.
The past week in London has seen electronics giant Philips take on another Chinese rival over patents, automaker Daimler AG face another group action, and a Canadian pension fund and dozens of others sue troubled security firm G4S. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump during the second and last presidential debate Thursday for separating immigrant families seeking asylum at the border and embracing "thugs" that lead China, Russia and North Korea, while Trump said his good relationship with foreign leaders has prevented nuclear war.
Former "Muppet Babies" television show writer Jeffrey Scott sued the Walt Disney Co. on Thursday in California federal court, alleging that the network's reboot of the show did not compensate Scott for his ideas and used them without his consent.
A judge's criticisms of King & Spalding will be trial evidence in a former associate's lawsuit claiming he was unlawfully fired for raising ethics concerns, a New York federal judge ruled Thursday, brushing off the law firm's protest that the critiques are "inflammatory."
Amazon.com Inc. sued three tech companies and their executives Thursday in California federal court, claiming they're infringing its trademarks and "exploiting Amazon's brand to perpetrate a widespread tech support fraud."
An intellectual property attorney who brought a whistleblower False Claims Act suit against Bausch Health alleging it fraudulently obtained a patent to prolong its monopoly on ulcerative colitis treatment Apriso told the Ninth Circuit that a California federal judge wrongly tossed the suit.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has agreed to review two patents relating to voice command technology challenged by Google, Samsung and LG, rejecting the patent owner's arguments that the board should deny review in light of parallel infringement litigation.
Martin Shkreli urged a New York federal judge Wednesday not to let the Federal Trade Commission and several state attorneys general block him from arguing they lack the authority to sue the incarcerated "Pharma Bro" for monopolizing sales of the anti-parasitic drug Daraprim.
The creator of Invisalign is taking its long-running patent fight against a Danish rival to Judge Alan Albright's court in the Western District of Texas, the latest move in an intellectual property and antitrust saga that is also playing out in Delaware and at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
AbbVie has persuaded a Pennsylvania federal judge to move an antitrust suit brought by Perrigo that alleges monopoly control over a blockbuster testosterone treatment to New Jersey district court.
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has reversed an earlier decision ordering a German technology company to pay attorney fees to HID Global Corp. for lodging an infringement suit over global entry and green cards HID provides to the government.
Hallmark has scored a win on trademark infringement claims in a lawsuit accusing rival greeting card company Dickens Inc. of selling unauthorized cards, the latest chapter in a case that has devolved into accusations of spying and verbal attacks.
Akerman LLP has been hit with a copyright infringement suit in California federal court by a wildlife photojournalist who says the firm did not get his permission to use one of his photographs of a ski resort on its website to illustrate its work on the $350 million Jay Peak EB-5 visa fraud case.
A forthcoming U.S. Patent and Trademark Office report will show that patent applications involving the use of artificial intelligence have skyrocketed, the agency's director said Thursday as part of a discussion that also delved into pandemic woes and the fate of the covered business method review program.
Movie theater chains Regal Cinemas, AMC and Cinemark are urging the Federal Circuit to move a patent lawsuit against them over digital security from Texas to California, saying that a lower court improperly refused to transfer the case.
From cannabis to video games to three U.S. Supreme Court rulings, the first half of 2020 was a busy time in the world of trademark law. As we head into the back half of the year, here are the seven big trademark decisions you need to know.
In the first half of the year, patent litigators saw decisions shutting down certain appeals in inter partes review cases and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board detailing when it will use its discretion to refuse to review patents. Here's a look at the most notable patent rulings so far in 2020.
From tattoos in video games to billion-dollar piracy verdicts to "Stairway to Heaven," the first half of 2020 was an action-packed time for copyright lawyers. As we head into the back half of the year, here are the seven big copyright decisions you need to know.
Before jumping to conclusions on the likely perpetrators of election cyberattacks, consider data breaches' intricate anatomy, the circumstantial nature of digital forensic evidence, and the extraordinary level of guesswork involved, says cybersecurity consultant John Reed Stark.
Steps law firms can take to attract and keep the best lawyers amid the pandemic include diversifying expertise to meet anticipated legal demands, prioritizing firm culture, and preparing for prospective partners' pointed questions, says Brian Burlant at Major Lindsey.
Gerald Knapton at Ropers Majeski analyzes U.S. and U.K. experiments to explore alternative business structures and independent oversight for law firms, which could lead to innovative approaches to increasing access to legal services.
Online voir dire presents logistical hurdles — such as inattentive jurors, technological limitations and the inability to question all prospective jurors at the same time — but there are ways attorneys can improve the process, says Rick Norris at Dentons.
With the recent two-year peak in software company M&A volume, buyers and sellers in this space will remain interested in getting deals done and must therefore prepare for unique legal challenges in the areas of intellectual property, employee retention and complicated capital structures, say Zachary Turke and Edward Xia at Sheppard Mullin.
Christopher Jennison shares a view of his life working from home as a Federal Aviation Administration attorney preparing to first-chair a trial while splitting child care responsibilities with his lawyer wife.
Following the Federal Circuit's recent decision that Teva Pharmaceuticals induced infringement of GlaxoSmithKline's brand name drug patent despite marketing the generic with a labeling carveout, generic drug manufacturers may face increased legal risk and higher damages, say attorneys at Parker Poe.
Josephine Bahn shares a view of her life working from home as an attorney at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation while splitting child care responsibilities with her lawyer husband.
While the recent Federal Circuit decision Egenera v. Cisco lowers the stakes for incorrect patent inventorship from an invalidity perspective, the court's Dana-Farber v. Ono Pharmaceutical ruling shows that correct inventorship can still be critical to patent ownership and enforceability, says attorney Jason German.
To achieve long-term reduction in their legal expenses, companies must look beyond law firm hourly rates and better distribute their legal work among high-cost premier firms, low-cost practitioners and alternative legal service providers, and their own in-house teams, says Nathan Wenzel at SimpleLegal.
To build the ranks of female trial attorneys, law firms must integrate them into every aspect of a case — from witness preparation to courtroom arguments — instead of relegating them to small roles, says Kalpana Srinivasan, co-managing partner at Susman Godfrey.
It falls to senior male attorneys to recognize the crisis female attorneys face as the pandemic amplifies an already unequal system and to offer their knowledge, experience and counsel to build a better future for women in law, says James Meadows at Culhane Meadows.
While Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's intellectual property agenda would likely strengthen patent rights and international trade secret enforcement, proposals to drastically reduce employee noncompete and no-poach agreements could weaken protections domestically, say Charles Barquist and Maren Laurence at Maschoff Brennan.
The pandemic's disproportionate impact on women presents law firms with a unique opportunity to devise innovative policies that will address the increasing home life demands female lawyers face and help retain them long after COVID-19 is over, say Roberta Liebenberg at Fine Kaplan and Stephanie Scharf at Scharf Banks.
In the latest New York tax news update, Craig Reilly at Hodgson Russ discusses President Donald Trump's ongoing tax return disclosure battle, a rebound in the state's post-COVID-19 revenue decline, noteworthy tax appeals cases involving Disney and Mars, and recent guidance on corporate tax reform.