Irfan Lateef

Irfan Lateef

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

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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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