Bijal Vakil

Bijal Vakil

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International Data Privacy: How to Navigate the Challenges

Hardly a day goes by when the news doesn't include some privacy-related story or scandal. To name just a few recent examples, we've seen: ..Highly publicized losses of customer credit card data by household-name...more

1/26/2016 - Data Collection Data Security EU EU Data Protection Laws Personal Data Right to Be Forgotten Risk-Based Approaches Startups

Texas Takes a Stance Against Patent Trolls

Since the U.S. Congress began implementing reforms to the patent system, states too have been considering measures to protect their residents and business from abusive patent litigation. While the federal government has...more

1/20/2016 - Bad Faith Civil Monetary Penalty Demand Letter Injunctions Local v State Laws Patent Assertion Entities Patent Infringement Patent Trolls Patents Restitution

The Federal Circuit Reconsiders Multi-Actor Direct Infringement

On May 13, 2015, the Federal Circuit issued the Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc. opinion, where it reconsidered multi-actor direct infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a). On remand from the Supreme Court,...more

7/22/2015 - Akamai Technologies Covered Business Method Patents Direct Infringement Limelight Networks Limelight v Akamai Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Good-Faith Belief of Invalidity No Longer a Shield for Induced Infringement Claims

On May 26, 2015 the Supreme Court vacated and remanded the Federal Circuit's decision in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., 720 F.3d 1361 (Fed. Cir. 2013). In an interesting 6-2 decision (Justice Breyer did not...more

7/1/2015 - Cisco v CommilUSA Good Faith Induced Infringement Patent Invalidity Patents Remand

The Supreme Court's New Standard of Appellate Review for Claim Construction

On January 20, 2015, the United States Supreme Court redefined the standard of appellate review for claim construction. In Teva Pharm. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., the Supreme Court vacated well-established Federal Circuit...more

3/13/2015 - Appeals Claim Construction Clear Error Standard De Novo Standard of Review Extrinsic Evidence Patent Infringement Patents Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmaceutical Patents Popular SCOTUS Standard of Review Teva Pharmaceuticals Teva v Sandoz

China Imposes Record Fine of Approx. US$975 Million (€863 Million) Under Its Anti-Monopoly Law

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced an RMB 6.088 billion (approximately US$975 million and €863 million) fine against Qualcomm Inc. for alleged abuse of its market position in China in...more

2/16/2015 - Anti-Monopoly Antitrust Investigations China Corporate Fines Enforcement Actions IP License NDRC Patents Popular Qualcomm Standard Essential Patents Technology

Supreme Court Issues Two "High-Octane" Decisions to Address Abusive Patent Litigation Practices

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court handed down two pivotal opinions redefining the standard for obtaining attorney's fees in patent cases. The opinions provide alleged infringers with the increased possibility of...more

5/1/2014 - Attorney's Fees Highmark v. Allcare Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trolls Patents SCOTUS

Addition of "No-Charge" Limitation During Prosecution Costs Inventor His Patent

On December 11, 2013, Judge Susan Illston of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California found the asserted claims of Ho Keung Tse's U.S. Patent No. 6,665,797 (the "'797 patent") invalid for lack...more

1/15/2014 - Patent Applications Patent Litigation Patent Prosecution Patents

Securing Patent Value for Israeli Medical Technology Companies

Israel is a leader in medical technology and life sciences innovation. Though the life sciences industry in Israel is young, it is growing fast: in the last 15 years the industry has expanded from just over 180 life sciences...more

8/7/2013 - America Invents Act Medical Devices Patent Applications Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patents

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