On May 26, 2015, the Supreme Court held in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. that a defendant’s good-faith belief in the invalidity of the patent-in-suit is not a defense to induced infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(b)....more
On November 17, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in Antares Pharma, Inc. v. medac Pharma Inc. and medac GmbH, ruled in favor of Ropes & Gray client Medac and breathed new life into the “original patent”...more
Europe has been bustling with recent news and development from the Unified Patent Court Preparatory Committee and the European Patent Office.
New Draft UPC Rules of Procedure and UPC Status -
As previously announced, the preparatory committee for Europe’s Unitary Patent System is soliciting public comment on its draft rules of procedure, which will be applied by the divisions of the new Unified Patent Court (see...more
On 25 June, 2013, the Preparatory Committee for the EU Unitary Patent System published its draft Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court. U.S. and international companies can now comment on the rules. Read the alert...more