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IP Newsflash - January 2015 #2

DISTRICT COURT CASES - District Court Opinion Underscores Importance of Careful Drafting of Settlement Agreements - A recent opinion penned by Chief Judge James C. Dever of the Eastern District of North Carolina...more

1/19/2015 - CLS Bank v Alice Corp Dell Inventors Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Settlement Agreements

IP Newsflash - January 2015

FEDERAL CIRCUIT CASES - Federal Circuit Explains the Role of Actual Profits in Reasonable Royalty Calculations and the Relationship Between Preliminary Injunctions and Willful Infringement - On December 22,...more

1/12/2015 - Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Willful Infringement

District Court Sanctions Ghostwriting of Expert Reports

A district court in Michigan has strictly enforced the requirement of Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that expert witness reports be prepared by the expert witness, and not by counsel. Numatics, Inc. v....more

12/24/2014 - Expert Witness Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Information Reports Rule 26

IP Newsflash - July 2014

Federal Circuit Orders Stay of District Court Proceedings Pending Post-Grant Review - In its first decision on stays pending post-grant review under the AIA, the Federal Circuit has ordered a Texas district court to...more

7/14/2014 - Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

IP Newsflash - June 2014

Federal Circuit Upholds Award of Sanctions for a “Frivolous” Patent Lawsuit - On June 5, 2014, the Federal Circuit affirmed the Southern District of New York’s decision to sanction Appellant and its attorneys for...more

6/9/2014 - Claim Construction Exceptional Case Frivolous Lawsuits Inter Partes Review Proceedings Litigation Strategies Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Sanctions

IP Newsflash - May 2014

FEDERAL CIRCUIT CASES - Newsgroup Post Held to be A Printed Publication and Anticipatory Prior Art - On May 27, 2014, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision granting summary judgment of invalidity by the...more

6/2/2014 - America Invents Act Attorney's Fees Exceptional Case Expert Testimony Highmark Highmark v. Allcare Inter Partes Review Proceedings Message Boards Obviousness Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Prior Art SCOTUS Social Networks USPTO

Eastern District of Texas Creates “Track B” for Efficient Management of Patent Cases

On February 25, Chief Judge Leonard Davis of the Eastern District of Texas issued a general order regarding a new specialized case management procedure available for patent cases in the district. The order creates a special...more

3/12/2014 - Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patents

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