Elaine Herrmann Blais

Elaine Herrmann Blais

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Order in Amgen v. Sandoz Provides First Judicial Interpretations of the BPCIA Patent Dispute Resolution Provisions

On March 19, 2015, the District Court for Northern District of California (Judge Seeborg), issued an order providing one of the first judicial interpretations of the patent dispute resolution provisions laid out in subsection...more

3/20/2015 - Amgen Biologics BPCIA Dispute Resolution FDA Patents Preliminary Injunctions Sandoz v Amgen

In Limelight, Supreme Court Rejects Inducement Liability Without a Direct Infringer

The U.S. Supreme Court, in Limelight v. Akamai, recently reversed a Federal Circuit decision holding Limelight Networks liable for inducing patent infringement. The Supreme Court ruled that a party cannot be held liable for...more

6/13/2014 - Akamai Technologies Direct Infringement En Banc Review Induced Infringement Limelight Networks Miniauction Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

In Nautilus, Supreme Court Relaxes Standard for Finding Patents Invalid for Indefiniteness

The U.S. Supreme Court, in Nautilus v. Biosig, recently reversed a Federal Circuit ruling that a patent is valid as long as the description of what it claims is not “insolubly ambiguous.” The Supreme Court’s decision, which...more

6/12/2014 - Definiteness Indefiniteness Induced Infringement Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

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