Brian Biggs

Brian Biggs

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Judge Stark overhauls patent practices in District of Delaware: 10 key changes

The same day he took the reins as Chief Judge for the District of Delaware, Judge Leonard P. Stark substantially overhauled his patent practices. Effective with all cases filed on or after July 1, 2014, Judge Stark...more

7/22/2014 - Judge Stark Patent Abuse Reduction Act Patent Litigation Patents Policies and Procedures

Supreme Court clarifies test for § 271(b) induced infringement, invites Federal Circuit to revisit Muniauction test for § 271(a)...

Induced infringement, under § 271(b) of the Patent Act, requires a finding of a predicate direct infringement, under § 271(a). This proposition, a “simple truth” according to the Supreme Court, does not, at first...more

6/5/2014 - Akamai Technologies Induced Infringement Infringement Limelight Limelight Networks Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

Judge Robinson revises her procedures: how will patent litigation change in Delaware? Top points

Judge Sue L. Robinson, the longest-tenured judge in the District of Delaware, changed her procedures and form scheduling order (hereafter, the Revised Order) last week. Judge Robinson has often compared herself to an...more

4/3/2014 - Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patents

Supreme Court Corner - Q1 2014

OCTANE FITNESS V. ICON HEALTH & FITNESS* - Patent: Argument: February 26, 2014 - Issue: Whether the Federal Circuit’s two-part test for determining whether a case is “exceptional” under 35 U.S.C. § 285 – that it...more

3/27/2014 - Bad Faith Highmark v. Allcare Medtronic v Boston Scientific Medtronics Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Petrella v. MGM SCOTUS

Supreme Court Corner: Q4 2013

CASES TO WATCH - Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. Copyright: Status: cert. granted Issue: Is the equitable defense of laches available in a copyright claim filed within the Copyright Act’s three-year...more

12/6/2013 - Certiorari Coca Cola Copyright Declaratory Judgments Infringement Medtronic v Boston Scientific Medtronics MGM Patents SCOTUS

Supreme Court corner - Q3 2013

RECENT DECISIONS - Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis - Decided: 6/17/2013 Patent Holding: (5-3) reverse payment settlement agreements should be reviewed based on a “rule of reason. In a split...more

9/5/2013 - Actavis Inc. AMP v Myriad Bowman v Monsanto Coca Cola DNA FTC v Actavis Hatch-Waxman Human Genes Infringement Lanham Act Monsanto Myriad Patent Exhaustion Patents POM Wonderful Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements SCOTUS

Intellectual Property And Technology News - Issue 18, Q2 2013

In This Issue: - In The ITC: ..The Public Interest Factors – NEWEST PATENT TROLL COUNTERMEASURE? ..ITC or District Court? Look at the Math - The New gTLDs And The Trademark Clearinghouse: Four Tips...more

6/6/2013 - AMP v Myriad China FTC FTC v Actavis gTLD Myriad Patent Trolls Patents SCOTUS Trade Dress Trademark Clearinghouse Trademarks USPTO

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