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Apple v. Samsung: Samsung's Invalidity Challenge to Apple's Patents Denied Where Legal Theory Was Not Disclosed until after Trial

After the jury trial between Apple and Samsung, and shortly before the July 10, 2014 hearing on post-trial motions, Samsung requested leave to file supplemental briefing to argue that the asserted claims of two of Apple's...more

9/18/2014 - Apple Apple v Samsung Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Samsung Standards-Essential Patents

Apple v. Samsung: Court Denies Samsung's Request for Discovery Based on Apple's Alleged Disclosure of Confidential Information

In the ongoing patent battle between Samsung and Apple, Samsung, trying to turn the tables on Apple, filed a motion for sanctions based on Apple's disclosure of confidential information. The court had previously sanctioned...more

7/9/2014 - Apple Apple v Samsung Confidential Information Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Samsung

Golden Bridge v. Apple: No Third Bite at the Apple as Damage Expert Excluded After Two Failed Reports and Where Trial Was Already...

Two weeks earlier, the court excluded the expert opinion and testimony of Plaintiff Golden Bridge Technology's ("GBT") damages expert. Nonetheless, the court gave GBT one week to submit a new report based on a new theory....more

6/18/2014 - Apple Damages Expert Testimony Expert Witness Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Standards-Essential Patents

FlatWorld v. Apple: Motion to Vacate Claim Construction Denied Even after Parties Reach Settlement

After the district court issued a Markman ruling, the parties informed the court that they had reached an agreement in principle to settle the action. The plaintiff, FlatWorld, then moved to vacate the claim construction...more

6/12/2014 - Apple Claim Construction Motion to Vacate Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Settlement

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

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

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

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

Communication That Was Business Communication Could Not Be Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege But Could be Protected by...

Flatworld Interactives ("Flatworld") filed a patent infringement action against Apple Inc. ("Apple"). During the litigation, Apple sought the production of several documents that Flatworld claimed were protected by the...more

12/30/2013 - Apple Attorney-Client Privilege Discovery Marital Communications Privilege Patents Privilege Waivers

Apple v. Samsung: District Court Denies Samsung's Emergency Renewed Motion for Stay Pending Reexamination of Apple's Patent

In the continuing battle between Apple and Samsung, Samsung recently filed an emergency motion to stay pending reexamination of an Apple patent. To analyze whether the stay was appropriate, the district court provided an...more

12/2/2013 - Apple Apple v Samsung Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Motion To Stay Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Samsung

Apple v. Samsung: District Court Strikes Part of Samsung's Expert's Report on Damages

As Apple and Samsung prepare for a new trial on damages, Apple filed a motion to exclude part of the damage calculation set forth in Samsung's updated expert report on damages. In particular, Apple moved to exclude the damage...more

11/18/2013 - Apple Apple v Samsung Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents

Apple v. Samsung: Samsung's Request for Stay of Discovery Orders Denied Where Magistrate Judge Made No Ruling on Privilege Issues...

As a result of Samsung's alleged violation of the protective order, Magistrate Judge Grewal previously ordered Samsung to produce to Apple emails and communications by Samsung employees that would shed light on the scope of...more

11/4/2013 - Apple Apple v Samsung Attorney-Client Privilege Complex Litigation Discovery Document Productions Protective Orders Samsung Work Product Privilege

Apple v. Samsung: Court Orders Investigation into Potential Protective Order Violation by Samsung

As Apple and Samsung head toward yet another trial, Apple filed a motion for sanctions, accusing Samsung of violating the protective order in the case. Apple's motion asserted that Samsung's counsel had improperly shared...more

11/4/2013 - Apple Apple v Samsung Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Samsung Standards-Essential Patents

NetAirus v. Apple: District Court Strikes Survey Expert Where Survey Expert's Methodology Made No Effort to Shield Respondents...

In this patent infringement action, Plaintiff NetAirus Technologies, LLC ("NetAirus") asserted that Apple infringes U.S. Patent No. 7,103,380 (the "'380 Patent"). The '380 Patent claims methods in which a "handset unit [ ]...more

11/4/2013 - Apple Expert Testimony Infringement Internet Networks Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Robocast v. Apple and Microsoft: Preliminary Surveys Ordered Produced Even Where Expert Did Not Rely Upon Surveys and Had Deleted...

Robocast filed patent infringement actions against Apple and Microsoft. As expert reports were underway, Apple and Microsoft moved to compel undisclosed surveys that were commissioned by one of Robocast's experts. As the...more

9/23/2013 - Apple Evidence Expert Testimony Intellectual Property Litigation Microsoft Surveys

Softview v. Apple: District Court Grants Stay Pending Inter Partes Review Even Though It Had Denied Previous Request for Stay...

In this patent infringement action, a number of the defendants moved to stay the case pending an Inter Partes Review ("IPR") of the patent-in-suit. The district court had previously denied a motion to stay pending a previous...more

9/10/2013 - Apple Discovery Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents USPTO

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