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Under Australian law, indirect or contributory infringement of method of treatment claims has been an issue for quite some time. In particular, there have been a number of injunctions granted in circumstances where an...more
On October 21, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a final rule (78 Fed. Reg. 62368) revising the rules of practice pursuant to title II of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (PLTIA), which amends U.S....more
On December 13, 2013, in CBT Flint Partners, LLC v. Return Path, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Dyk, O'Malley, Taranto*) reversed-in-part, vacated-in-part and remanded the district court judgment...more
Now that the Goodlatte Innovation Act has passed the House, its provisions likely will be reconciled with the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act (S. 1720) that was introduced in the Senate by Senator Leahy (D-Vt.) on...more
For many years, there has been an assumption that methods of medical treatment are patentable under Australian law, but this has never actually been tested at the highest judicial level.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Suprema, Inc., et al. v. International Trade Commission, Nos. 2012-1170, 2012-1026, -1124, Slip Op. December 13, 2013, issued a landmark decision limiting the...more
Morrison & Foerster LLP partner David C. Doyle has successfully fought for generic drug companies’ access to markets years before competitors’ exclusivity runs out, including Sandoz Inc.’s bid to invalidate Teva...more
In a case of first impression, a divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit panel ruled that an exclusion order based on a violation of Section 337 may not be predicated on a theory of induced infringement where...more
For-profits and nonprofits in life sciences team up -
Nonprofit groups are actively supporting research to solve tough medical challenges. Life sciences and pharma companies are eager to accelerate product development....more
The rapidly shrinking size of computer components and the development of high-speed wireless signaling technologies have made mobile computing devices ubiquitous. Users can now access data and applications from virtually...more
In Kenney v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., No. 13-11068, 2013 WL 6212593 (D. Mass. Nov. 29, 2013), Judge Richard G. Stearns dismissed an action for copyright infringement brought by Michael P. Kenney against the film...more
On December 11, 2013, in Galderma Labs., L.P. v. Tolmar, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Newman, Bryson, Prost*) reversed the district court's judgment that U.S. Patents No. 7,579,377, No. 7,737,181,...more
In a recent ruling, the Virginia Department of Taxation determined that payments made by a taxpayer to an affiliated corporation were not "royalty" payments and should not have been added back to the taxpayer’s Virginia...more
The Eastern District of Texas recently adopted a “Model Order Focusing Patent Claims and Prior Art to Reduce Costs.” The Model Order restricts the number of patent claims and prior art references that can be raised during...more
If you are anything like me, you don't think of going to see a doctor when you are not feeling ill. Even if you like your doctor, you dread the idea of regular check-ups, which grow even more unpleasant when you consider the...more
..Court of Appeal Confirms High Court Decision and Finds no Copyright Infringement in Software With Same Functionality:
In SAS Institute Inc v World Programming Ltd  EWCA Civ 1482 (21 November...more
SPECIAL FOCUS: FTC Workshop on Native Advertising – The “Blurred Lines” Remain Fuzzy -
The increased prevalence of online native advertising – commercial content designed with the look and feel of editorial comment –...more
As Cassidian Communications, Inc.'s ("Cassidian") patent infringement case against Microdata GIS, Inc. ("Microdata") moved toward trial, Cassidian moved to exclude the testimony of defendants' expert. The motion to exclude...more
In the recent case of Galderma Labs v. Tolmar Inc., the Federal Circuit announced an important new rule for evaluating obviousness of selection inventions. The court also gave important guidance as to what constitutes...more
About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases.
Pfizer Inc. et al. v. Hetero USA Inc. et al. 1:13-cv-02021; filed December 11, 2013 in the District Court of...more
In This Issue:
- About our mining sector
- Take or Pay Contracts, a double-edged sword
- Africa Rising
- Protect, Respect and Remedy – Human Rights and the Mining Industry
- Mine Your Own...more
Courts long have recognized that a trade secret is one of the most "elusive" concepts in the law. This recognition results from a misunderstanding of what kind of protection the law will afford commercially sensitive...more
Dec. 16 (Bloomberg) -- The Beastie Boys are no strangers to taking other people's music and creating something new. They're also no strangers to being sued for it. It was unusual, however, when someone took their music...more
‘Tis the Season for billboard ads like this, sorry Nancy.
Anyway, it reminded me of a very early post of mine on touch trademarks, here on DuetsBlog.
That early blog post noted Diageo’s federally-registered...more
We previously wrote that regulators are considering using antitrust laws to reign in perceived abuses by non-practicing entities or, more familiarly, “patent trolls” – entities that purchase the rights to patents not to...more