Irfan Lateef

Irfan Lateef

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

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Federal Circuit Review | August 2016

Federal Circuit Holds That Using A Contract Manufacturer Does Not Trigger An On-Sale Bar - In The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc., Appeal Nos. 2014-1469, -1504, the Federal Circuit, en banc, held that the patentee’s deal...more

9/6/2016 - Appeals Claim Construction Foreign Corporations Indefiniteness Long Arm Statute Means-Plus-Function Minimum Contacts Noninfringement On-Sale Bar Patent Litigation Patents Personal Jurisdiction Reversal Sales & Distribution Agreements Summary Judgment

Federal Circuit Review | June 2016

The PTAB Does Not Have to Consider New Arguments Raised in IPR Reply Briefs - In Intelligent Bio-Systems, Inc. v. Illumina Cambridge Ltd., Appeal No. 2015-1693, the Federal Circuit upheld a PTAB decision finding of...more

6/27/2016 - Abstract Ideas Appeals Burden of Proof CLS Bank v Alice Corp Dismissals Enfish v Microsoft Inter Partes Review Proceedings Motion to Amend Obviousness Patent Assignment and Transfer Agreement (PATA) Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patent-in-Suit Prior Art Section 101 Software Patents Standing

Federal Circuit Review | May 2016

Federal Circuit Construes Claim Term in a Manner that Rendered Claim Language Superfluous - In SimpleAir, Inc. v. Sony Ericsson Mobile Commc’ns AB, Appeal No. 2015-1251, the Federal Circuit vacated the district court’s...more

5/31/2016 - Abuse of Discretion Appeals Claim Construction Equitable Estoppel Ex Partes Reexamination Google Hewlett-Packard Inter Partes Review Proceedings Judgment As A Matter Of Law Judicial Review Motion to Vacate Obviousness Patent Infringement Patent Invalidity Patent-in-Suit Patents Personal Jurisdiction Res Judicata Sprint Summary Judgment Transfer of Venue Venue Writ of Mandamus

Federal Circuit Review | April 2016

Federal Circuit Upholds Broad Scope of CBM Review and Explains that an Internet Reference Must be Indexed by a Search Engine to Qualify as a Prior Art Publication - In Blue Calypso, LLC v. Groupon, Inc., Appeal Nos....more

5/2/2016 - Appeals Claim Construction Covered Business Method Patents Covered Business Method Proceedings Estoppel Forum Non Conveniens Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Agent Privilege Patent Infringement Patent Invalidity Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Prior Art USPTO

Federal Circuit Affirms Toshiba Win against NPE

On April 25, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the judgment of invalidity on two patents in favor of Knobbe Martens client Toshiba Corporation...more

4/28/2016 - Patent Infringement Patent Invalidity Patent Litigation Patents Toshiba

Federal Circuit Review | February 2016

Federal Circuit Dismisses an Appeal of an Inter Partes Reexamination for Lack of Standing Where the Appellant Failed to Establish that it was the Successor-in-Interest to the Original Petitioner - In Agilent...more

3/1/2016 - Appeals Claim Construction Indefiniteness Inter Partes Review Proceedings Obviousness Patent Infringement Patent Invalidity Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Prior Art Section 101 Standing Successor Interests Summary Judgment USPTO

Federal Circuit Review | December 2015

Expert Testimony Not Always Necessary to Establish Prima Facie Obviousness Case in Inter Partes Review - In Belden Inc. v. Berk-Tek LLC, Appeal Nos. 2014-1575, 2014-1576, on appeal from an IPR, the Federal Circuit...more

12/28/2015 - Appeals Claim Construction Expert Testimony Incorporated by Reference Inter Partes Review Proceedings International Litigation ITC Jurisdiction Obviousness Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Pharmaceutical Patents Prior Art

Federal Circuit Review | November 2015

Federal Circuit Declines to Reverse Invalidity, Noninfringement Holdings - In Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc., Appeal No. 2014-1407, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary...more

11/24/2015 - Appeals Noninfringement Obviousness Patent Infringement Patent Invalidity Patent Trial and Appeal Board Pharmaceutical Patents Prior Art Reversal Summary Judgment

ITC Powerless to Block Importation of Infringing Digital Files

The Federal Circuit held that the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) could not block the import of infringing digital files because the ITC lacked jurisdiction. According to the Federal Circuit, the term “articles”...more

11/11/2015 - Administrative Authority Chevron Deference Digital Data Imports Infringement ITC Jurisdiction Section 337 Software Developers Tariff Act of 1930

Federal Circuit Review | October 2015

Federal Circuit Revives Possibility of Permanent Injunction in Apple-Samsung Patent Dispute - In Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Appeal No. 2014-1802, the Federal Circuit reversed for abuse of discretion the...more

10/30/2015 - Abuse of Discretion Appeals Apple v Samsung En Banc Review Equitable Estoppel Equitable Relief Ex Partes Reexamination iPhone Laches Patent Infringement Patent Royalties Patents Permanent Injunctions Petrella v. MGM Pre-Suit Damages Qualcomm Reversal Scope of the Claim The Copyright Act USPTO

Supreme Court Update: Four Important Decisions for IP

In the recent cases OCTANE FITNESS, LLC v. ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC. and HIGHMARK INC. v. ALLCARE HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, INC., the U.S. Supreme Court empowered district court judges to award attorney fees to prevailing...more

6/13/2014 - Akamai Technologies Attorney's Fees Exceptional Case Fee-Shifting Highmark v. Allcare Induced Infringement Limelight Limelight Networks Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS USPTO

Another reason to coordinate discovery in parallel litigation – circumvention in section 1782 requests

The pressures of global litigation have forced litigants to further consider how, when, and where they will obtain discovery. Under developing case law, litigants involved in related litigations in different venues should...more

4/18/2013 - Apple Discovery Discovery Rule Evidence Samsung

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