Cynthia Rigsby

Cynthia Rigsby

Foley & Lardner LLP

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U.S. Supreme Court Modifies Federal Circuit's Standard of Review for Claim Construction in Teva v. Sandoz

On January 20, 2015, resolving a long debated issue, the U.S. Supreme Court set aside the Federal Circuit’s de novo review of every aspect of a lower court’s claim construction decision, rejecting that form of review where...more

1/22/2015 - Clear Error Standard De Novo Standard of Review Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Patent Litigation Patents Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Pharmaceutical Patents Popular SCOTUS Teva v Sandoz

After the Supreme Court's Limelight Decision, Attention May Shift to Contract Analysis in Patent Cases

In Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Tech., Inc., the Supreme Court unanimously held that there can be no liability for induced infringement of a patented method where the steps of the method are carried out by separate...more

7/3/2014 - Akamai Technologies Contract Interpretation Direct Infringement Induced Infringement Limelight Networks Limelight v Akamai Miniauction Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

Supreme Court: Generic Computer Implementation Does Not Render Abstract Ideas Patentable

On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l, No. 13-298, which was previously discussed. In a unanimous opinion by Justice Thomas, the Court held, consistent with its precedent,...more

6/20/2014 - Alice Corporation CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Popular Risk Mitigation Software

Supreme Court to Tackle Plenty of IP Issues in 2014

On January 10, 2014 the Supreme Court granted certiorari in two patent cases, one copyright case, and a fourth case that may have implications for federal trademark law. The Court had already granted certiorari in at least...more

1/17/2014 - Aereo Certiorari Induced Infringement Internet Streaming Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS Trademarks

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