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Carnegie Mellon v. Marvell: District Court Enhances Damages to $1.5 Billion

After a jury returned a verdict against Marvell for patent infringement, Carnegie Mellon ("CMU") filed several motions, including for prejudgment interest, for supplemental damages, for enhanced damages, for an ongoing,...more

4/15/2014 - Carnegie Mellon Damages Jury Verdicts Patent Infringement Patents Permanent Injunctions

Stay Pending Resolution of Covered Business Method Review Denied Where Case Was Narrow and Trial Date Was Already Set

Plaintiff SecureBuy, LLC ("SecureBuy") filed a Motion to Stay Proceedings pending resolution of a Covered Business Methods ("CBM") review at the Patent Trial and Appeals Board ("PTAB"). When the motion was stayed, the PTAB...more

4/9/2014 - Covered Business Method Patents Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

Quantum World v. Dell: After Receiving Numerous Daubert Motions, District Court Lays Down Strict Time Limits for Trial and Rules...

In this patent infringement case, the district court received a number of motions to strike portions of expert reports and to exclude the testimony of certain experts. As stated by the district court, it received the...more

4/7/2014 - Daubert Hearing Daubert Standards Dell Patent Litigation Patents

Potter Voice v. Microsoft: Microsoft's Request to Exclude Expert Declaration for Claim Construction Denied Where Microsoft's...

In this patent infringement action, Potter Voice submitted an expert declaration of David Klausner for the purpose of claim construction. Microsoft moved to exclude the declaration under Fed.R.Evid. 702....more

4/4/2014 - Claim Construction Exclusions Microsoft Patent Litigation Patents

GPNE v. Apple: Court Precludes Retention of Experts Where Expert Had Consulted for Apple's Competitors

Plaintiff GPNE Corporation ("GPNE") filed a patent infringement action against Apple. As part of its case, GPNE wanted to retain two experts, Ghobad Heidari and Kamran Etemad, and Apple objected for two reasons. First, as...more

3/31/2014 - Apple Confidential Information Protective Orders Subject Matter Experts

Inter Partes Review Terminated Where PTAB Found That Challenged Claims Were Indefinite

Petitioner, BlackBerry Corporation and BlackBerry Limited ("Blackberry"), filed a petition on October 30, 2012, for an inter partes review ("IPR") of claims 1-12 of US Patent No. 6,871,048 ("the ?048 patent"). On March 18,...more

3/26/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

VirnetX v. Apple: Court Grants Enhanced Ongoing Royalty Based on Disparity Between Position at Trial and Position Post-Judgment on...

On August 11, 2010, VirnetX filed suit alleging that Apple and several other defendants infringed several U.S. Patents, which generally describe a method for transparently creating a virtual private network ("VPN") between a...more

3/26/2014 - Apple Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Royalties

Expert Permitted to Rely on Consultant Who Conducted "Survey" Even Though Consultant Was Not a "Survey" Expert

Zurn Industries, Inc. ("Zurn") moved to exclude Sloan Valve Company's ("Sloan") consultant witness and other testimony based on the consultant's investigation. The patent-at-issue, U.S. Patent No. 7,607,635, entitled "Flush...more

3/21/2014 - Consultants Consultation Patents Subject Matter Experts

Sonic Industry v. iRobot: Court Sua Sponte Strikes iRobot's Affirmative Defenses for Failure to Comply with Federal Rules of Civil...

Sonic Industry ("Sonic") filed a patent infringement action against iRobot Corporation ("iRobot"). iRobot filed an Answer and Affirmative Defenses to the patent infringement complaint. The district court issued a memorandum...more

3/17/2014 - Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Sua Sponte

Emblaze v. Apple: Court Declines to Stay the Case Pending the United States Supreme Court's Decision in Akamai v. Limelight...

In this patent infringement action between Emblaze and Apple, Apple filed a motion to stay the case pending the recent grant of certiorari in Akamai v. Limelight Networks. In Akamai, a divided en banc Federal Circuit panel...more

3/12/2014 - Apple Certiorari Covered Business Method Patents Emblaze Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Technology

Infringement Expert Excluded Where Expert Did Nothing More Than Parrot Claim Language in Infringement Analysis

Plantronics, Inc. ("Plantronics") filed a patent infringement action against ALIPH, Inc. ("ALIPH"). After expert reports were submitted, ALIPH moved to exclude the expert report of Plantronics' infringement expert. At...more

3/12/2014 - Expert Testimony Expert Witness Infringement Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

PersonalWeb v. Google: Duty to Preserve Emails Began When Patent Was Acquired

PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC ("PersonalWeb") filed a patent infringement action against Google for infringement of its "Truenames" patents. Google filed a motion for sanctions based on a contention that PersonalWeb...more

3/5/2014 - Duty to Preserve Email Evidence Google Patents Spoliation

Court Finds that Rule 26 Disclosure and Computation of Damages Insufficient Where Party Failed to Explain How It Calculated Damage...

Orbit Irrigation Products ("Orbit") filed a patent infringement action against Sunhills International ("Sunhills"). After the completion of certain discovery, Sunhills filed a motion to compel. Sunhills contended that Orbit...more

3/5/2014 - Damages Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Rule 26

Notice of Appeal Untimely Where Attorneys Claimed That Notice Through Electronic Filing System Did Not Start Time for Appeal

After trial and the denial of post-trial motions, AT&T Operations, Inc. ("AT&T") filed motion to extend the time to file a notice of appeal pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a). AT&T argued that the e-mail...more

2/28/2014 - Appeals AT&T Mobility E-Filing Electronically Stored Information

Does the Filing on an IPR Negate the Intent Element for an Indirect Patent Infringement Action? One District Court Says No.

Clouding IP ("Clouding") filed a patent infringement action against Rackspace, which alleged direct, indirect, and willful infringement of the patents-in-suit. The district court granted defendant Rackspace's motion to...more

2/25/2014 - Indirect Infringement Intent Patent Infringement Patent Trial and Appeal Board

District Court Refuses to Vacate Sanctions Ruling for Spoliation after Settlement

Digital-Vending Services International, LLC ("Digital-Vending") filed a patent infringement action against The University of Phoenix, Inc. and Apollo Group, Inc. ("Defendants"). During the course of the litigation, the...more

2/20/2014 - Evidence Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Settlement Spoliation

Summary Judgment Motion Denied Where Expert's Opinion Established a Triable Issue of Fact on Infringement

Geotag, Inc ("Geotag") filed a patent infringement action against Frontier Communications Corp. ("Frontier"). Frontier filed a motion for summary judgment of non-infringement, arguing that no triable issue of material fact...more

2/17/2014 - Expert Witness Infringement Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Summary Judgment

Infinite Data v. Amazon: Lawsuit Against Customer Defendants Stayed if Customers Agree to be Bound by Findings of Invalidity in...

Infinite Data filed twenty-one patent infringement actions against a number of companies, including Amazon.com. Mellanox Technologies sued Infinite Data for a declaratory judgment that its technology does not infringe...more

2/12/2014 - Amazon Complex Litigation Indemnification Patent Infringement Stays

Apple v. Samsung Sanction Decision: the Bark Is Worse Than the Bite as Apple and Nokia Overreach in Their Request for Sanctions

To resolve Apple and Nokia's request for sanctions against Samsung from Samsung's violation of a protective order, the court ordered written discovery and depositions to determine the extent of the violation. After discovery...more

2/11/2014 - Apple v Samsung Attorney's Fees Litigation Fees & Costs Nokia Patent Litigation Protective Orders Redaction Sanctions

District Court Strikes Amended Infringement Contentions and Supplemental Expert Report That Were Served without Leave of Court

Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.("Wonderland") filed a patent infringement action against Thorley Industries, LLC, d/b/a 4MOM ("Thorley") for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,047,609 (the "'609 Patent") by the accused...more

2/5/2014 - Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Supreme Court Rules That Patent Owner Always Bears the Burden of Proof on Patent Infringement

In a nine to zero decision authored by Justice Breyer, the United States Supreme Court reversed a decision of the Federal Circuit and held that when a licensee seeks a declaratory judgment against a patentee that the...more

2/3/2014 - Burden of Proof Evidence Infringement Medtronic v Boston Scientific Medtronics Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

Extensive Prior Examination of Patent-In-Suit Justifies Denial of Stay Pending CBM Review before Patent Office

VirtualAgility, Inc. ("VirtualAgility) filed a patent infringement action against Salesforce.com, Inc. ("Salesforce") over a patent purporting to cover processes and tools that provide a common framework for communicating...more

1/24/2014 - Covered Business Method Patents Patent Examinations Patent Litigation Patent-in-Suit Patents Stays USPTO

Carnegie Mellon v. Marvell: District Court Denies Marvell's Equitable Defenses Finding That Marvell Has Not Acted Equitably Toward...

In this patent infringement case brought by Carnegie Mellon University ("CMU"), against Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. and Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (collectively "Marvell"), CMU alleged that Marvell has infringed two of...more

1/21/2014 - Infringement Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Willful Infringement

Doctrine of Equivalents Opinion Excluded Where Plaintiff Failed to Comply with Disclosures Required by Scheduling Order

TransUnion Intelligence LLC ("TransUnion") filed a patent infringement action against SearchAmerica. After expert reports were served, SearchAmerica moved to exclude all references to the doctrine of equivalents and sought...more

1/15/2014 - Doctrine of Equivalents Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents TransUnion

Potter Voice v. Apple: Claims for Willfulness Survive Motion to Dismiss Where Siri Inventors Allegedly Knew of Patent Prior to...

Potter Voice filed a patent infringement action against Apple, alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,729,659 (the '659 patent) through Apple products containing Siri. In 2010, Apple acquired a corporation called Siri,...more

1/13/2014 - Apple Motion to Dismiss Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Willful Infringement

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