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IP Newsflash - May 2015 #3

FEDERAL CIRCUIT CASES - Federal Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment of Noninfringement Under § 271(e)(1) for Consideration of Certain Post-FDA-Submission Activities, But Expresses Skepticism About Infringement...more

5/18/2015 - Claim Construction ITC Joint Infringement Misappropriation Patent Infringement Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Pharmaceutical Patents Trade Secrets

IP Newsflash - May 2015 #2

SUPREME COURT CASES - U.S. Supreme Court Remands Case to Federal Circuit to Review Patent Under Teva - On April 20, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court remanded a case back to the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal...more

5/11/2015 - Appeals Claim Construction Clear Error Standard Frivolous Lawsuits Marvell Semiconductor Motions in Limine Patent Infringement Patents Prior Art Remand Rule 11 SCOTUS

IP Newsflash - May 2015

FEDERAL CIRCUIT CASES - Subjective Term Not Indefinite when Intrinsic Record Provides Reasonably Certain Scope - On remand from the Supreme Court, on April 27, 2015, the Federal Circuit reassessed whether...more

5/4/2015 - Disparagement En Banc Review First Amendment Indefiniteness Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Sua Sponte

IP Newsflash - April 2015 #3

DISTRICT COURT CASES - District Court Awards Attorney Fees Under its Inherent Powers Rather than 35 U.S.C. § 285 - On October 10, 2013, plaintiff MyMedicalRecords, Inc. (MMR) sued defendants claiming...more

4/27/2015 - Attorney's Fees Claim Construction Facebook Judge Stark Judgment on the Pleadings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Section 101

IP Newsflash - April 2015 #2

Federal Circuit Decides Sua Sponte To Consider Patent Exhaustion Issues En Banc - On April 14, 2015, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential order pursuant to Fed. R. App. P. 35(a) ordering that the pending appeal in...more

4/20/2015 - En Banc Review Lexmark Patent Exhaustion Patents

IP Newsflash - April 2015

DISTRICT COURT CASES - Patent Directed to Online Auction Held Invalid Under § 101 - A district court recently granted a defendant’s motion for judgment on the pleadings, holding that a patent directed to an...more

4/6/2015 - Abstract Ideas eBay Internet Auctions Judgment on the Pleadings Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Section 101

IP Newsflash - March 2015 #4

U.S. SUPREME COURT CASES - B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., Potential Issue Preclusion on Likelihood of Confusion Rulings - On March 24, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that that a...more

3/30/2015 - B&B Hardware v Hargis Industries Doctrine of Equivalents Issue Preclusion Patent Infringement Patents SCOTUS Trademark Infringement Trademarks

IP Newsflash - March 2015 #3

FEDERAL CIRCUIT CASES - Federal Circuit Reverses $61 Million Judgment Based on Erroneous Claim Construction - Despite the Supreme Court’s recent Teva v. Sandoz decision that factual findings by a district court...more

3/23/2015 - Advertising Claim Construction CLS Bank v Alice Corp Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Trademarks

IP Newsflash - March 2015 #2

DISTRICT COURT CASES - Patent Misuse is Not a Stand-Alone Cause of Action - Plaintiffs Continental Automotive GmbH and Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. (collectively Continental) filed a complaint iBiquity...more

3/16/2015 - Automotive Industry Intellectual Property Litigation Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patent-Misuse Patents Toyota

IP Newsflash - March 2015

DISTRICT COURT CASES - Case Deemed Exception Where Patentee’s Infringement Read Contradicted a Prior Claim Construction Order of Related Patents in a Prior Litigation - After construing a critical disputed claim...more

3/10/2015 - Claim Construction CLS Bank v Alice Corp Inter Partes Review Proceedings Judgment on the Pleadings Limelight v Akamai Patent Infringement Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents

IP Newsflash - February 2015 #3

FEDERAL CIRCUIT CASES - Federal Circuit Throws Out $2 Million Award to Nvidia and Sony - Despite the Supreme Court's Octane Fitness decision making it easier to award attorneys’ fees, the Federal Circuit has...more

3/3/2015 - Attorney's Fees Claim Construction Motorola Nvidia Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Pharmaceutical Patents Sony

IP Newsflash - February 2015 #2

FEDERAL CIRCUIT CASES - Federal Circuit Declines to Extend Patent Exhaustion Doctrine - In a February 10, 2015 decision, the Federal Circuit reversed a grant of summary judgment of non-infringement under the...more

2/16/2015 - Covered Business Method Patents Discovery Innovation Act Intellectual Property Litigation Inter Partes Review Proceedings Litigation Strategies Mobile Devices New York Times Patent Exhaustion Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

IP Newsflash - February 2015

FEDERAL CIRCUIT CASES - PTAB’s Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard Affirmed by Fed. Circuit in First Ever IPR Appeal - On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC)...more

2/9/2015 - Appeals Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard CAFC CLS Bank v Alice Corp Covered Business Method Patents Cuozzo Speed Technologies Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Trademarks

IP Newsflash - January 2015 #4

DISTRICT COURT CASES - Akin Gump Wins Section 101 Motion to Dismiss, Invalidating 887 Patent Claims - Following Supreme Court precedent set forth in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, Judge Sleet...more

2/2/2015 - CLS Bank v Alice Corp Hana Financial v Hana Bank Jury Questions Likelihood of Confusion Motion to Dismiss Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents SCOTUS Summary Judgment Tacking Trademarks

IP Newsflash - January 2015 #3

FEDERAL CIRCUIT CASES - Akin Gump Wins Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement - Akin Gump obtained a significant victory on summary judgment for HTC and AT&T in a patent infringement case against Adaptix, Inc., an...more

1/26/2015 - Apple AT&T Claim Construction HTC Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Summary Judgment Teva v Sandoz Verizon

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 - December 2014: DISTRICT COURT CASES: A Contrary Construction from Reexamination Is No Basis to Reconsider a...

On December 10, 2014, the Southern District of New York denied plaintiff’s motion to reconsider a 2006 claim construction ruling and vacate a related summary judgment order. Plaintiff requested the relief following a contrary...more

12/15/2014 - Claim Construction Intellectual Property Litigation Inter Partes Reexamination Motion To Reconsider Patent Litigation Patents Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical Patents

IP Newsflash - December 2014

Federal Circuit Vacates Lower Court’s Obviousness Finding Based on Incorrect Application of Inherency Doctrine - In Par Pharmaceutical, the Federal Circuit vacated an obviousness ruling by the district court, finding...more

12/8/2014 - Discovery Medical Devices Obviousness Par Pharmaceutical Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-in-Suit Patents Pharmaceutical Patents Sanctions Spoliation Trademarks

IP Newsflash - November 2014 #3

DECISIONS ON PATENTABLE SUBJECT MATTER UNDER ALICE CORP. - Federal Circuit Invalidates Patent Using the Supreme Court’s Alice Corp. § 101 Analysis - On November 14, 2014, the Federal Circuit held a patent...more

11/24/2014 - CLS Bank v Alice Corp Online Advertisements Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Ultramercial v Hulu

Judge Derides the “Pencil-and-Paper Analysis” for Software Patents, Finds Error-Correction Claims Valid

On November 3, 2014, Judge Mariana Pfaelzer issued an order in California Inst. of Tech. v. Hughes Commc’ns Inc., No. 2:13-CV-07245-MRP, 2014 WL 5661290 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 3, 2014) denying the defendants’ motion for summary...more

11/17/2014 - Myriad-Mayo Patent Litigation Patents

IP Newsflash - November 2014 #2

Federal Circuit: Licensor Has No Standing to Sue Where it Has Transferred “All Substantial Rights” to Its Licensee - The Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by Judge Schneider in the Eastern District of Texas to...more

11/17/2014 - IP License License Agreements Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

IP Newsflash - November 2014

Central District of California Clarifies the Section 101 Analysis and Finds Another Two Patents Invalid - On November 3, 2014, Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the Central District of California spent the better part of...more

11/10/2014 - CLS Bank v Alice Corp Microsoft Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Section 101 Software

IP Newsflash - October 2014 #5

E.D. VA Invalidates the Claims of Four Patents, Finds Alleged Novelty of Ideas Irrelevant to § 101 Analysis - On October 24th, 2014, Judge Brinkema of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia...more

11/3/2014 - CLS Bank v Alice Corp Patent Infringement Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents

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