William Jay

William Jay

Goodwin Procter LLP

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Supreme Court: An Administrative Ruling on Confusion Can Be the Last Word in Trademark Litigation

Trademark disputes often focus on whether two marks create a “likelihood of confusion” with one another. That issue can come up before a court considering trademark infringement; before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board...more

3/27/2015 - Issue Preclusion Likelihood of Confusion Popular SCOTUS Trademark Infringement Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Trademarks

Supreme Court Clarifies Timing of Appeals in MDL Cases

On January 21, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court announced the definitive rule governing the timing of appeals from a multidistrict litigation proceeding (MDL). The Court held that plaintiffs in actions centralized in an MDL whose...more

1/23/2015 - Antitrust Litigation Appeals Bank of America Banks Case Consolidation Final Judgment Gelboim v Bank of America Multidistrict Litigation SCOTUS

Supreme Court Orders Claim Construction Deference in Seminal Patent Case Argued by Goodwin Procter

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided an issue with widespread importance in the interpretation of patents: whether a district court’s factual findings in support of its construction of a patent claim term may be reviewed...more

1/21/2015 - Claim Construction Clear Error Standard De Novo Standard of Review Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Patent Litigation Patents Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmaceutical Patents SCOTUS Teva v Sandoz

Federal Circuit to Consider Whether Delay in Filing Suit Can Bar Damages or Injunctive Relief in Patent Case

Speed Read - The Federal Circuit has granted an en banc rehearing in SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products to revisit whether and to what extent a patent owner’s unreasonable delay in filing an...more

1/6/2015 - Injunctive Relief Laches Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Petrella v. MGM Statute of Limitations

Supreme Court to Decide Whether License Agreements May Require Payment of Royalties After Patent Expiration

The U.S. Supreme Court Friday agreed to revisit a longstanding precedent that bars patent owners from collecting royalties after their patents have expired, even if those post-expiration payments represent compensation for...more

12/16/2014 - Kimble v Marvel Enterprises License Agreements Licenses Patent Royalties Patents Royalties SCOTUS

Supreme Court Grants Cert in a Patent Case to Address Whether a Good Faith Belief in the Invalidity of a Patent is a Defense to a...

The Supreme Court today agreed to decide an important question of inducement liability under the Patent Act: whether a defendant accused of inducing infringement may defend on the ground that it believed in good faith that...more

12/8/2014 - Certiorari Cisco v CommilUSA Patent Infringement Patents SCOTUS

In Riley, Supreme Court Sets Mobile Device Privacy Expectations

In a recent decision with significant implications for smart phone users’ privacy expectations, the Supreme Court, in Riley v. California, unanimously rejected the application of the “incident to arrest doctrine” to law...more

7/7/2014 - Cell Phones Evidence Law Enforcement Riley v California SCOTUS Search Warrant

Court Ruling Puts Massachusetts Casinos At Risk

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Abdow v. Attorney General rejected challenges to a ballot initiative seeking the effective repeal of Massachusetts’s 2011 gaming law, directing the measure to be included...more

6/26/2014 - Casinos Gambling

Court Ruling Puts Massachusetts Casinos At Risk

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) released its decision in Abdow v. Attorney General, handing a victory to proponents of a Massachusetts electoral initiative that seeks the repeal of the Massachusetts...more

6/26/2014 - Gaming Legislative Agendas Licensing Rules Repeal

In Alice, Supreme Court Narrows Patent Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions

The Supreme Court yesterday issued its long-awaited decision in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International addressing the patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions under 35 USC §101. The Court’s unanimous...more

6/23/2014 - Alice Corporation CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Risk Mitigation SCOTUS Software

Supreme Court Upholds Enforcement of Plan Document Limitations Period for Benefit Claims

In a decision handed down yesterday, Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co., the Supreme Court confirmed that ERISA plan documents may prescribe an enforceable limitations period for the assertion of benefits...more

12/18/2013 - Claims Limitations Period ERISA Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co. SCOTUS Statute of Limitations

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