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The United States Supreme Court has issued a decision which some commentators believe may increase the risk that patent licensees will challenge the validity of patents under which they are licensed....more
E*Trade Financial Corp. v. Droplets, Inc. -
Addressing a petition for a covered business method (CBM) patent review, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) denied...more
After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its eighth annual list of top patent stories. For 2014, we identified eighteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we...more
In a seven-page opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted P.F. Chang’s motion to dismiss claims brought by two of its customers alleging that P.F. Chang’s failed to comply with reasonable...more
As previously reported in Workwise, on November 15, 2013, the Alberta Personal Information Protection Act (the “Act”), was declared invalid on constitutional grounds by the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) in the case of...more
On December 5, in the closely watched Sandoz v. Amgen case, the Federal Circuit held that a biosimilars applicant cannot use the Declaratory Judgment Act to challenge a reference product sponsor's patent prior to filing a...more
The biotechnology industry has a long history of successfully licensing and litigating university technology. That trend looks to be continuing, even as other industries have taken aim at limiting patent enforcement. Ten U.S....more
On December 5, 2014, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. et al. In a unanimous panel opinion (Judges Dyk, Taranto and Chen), the Court held that clinical trials initiated to support a possible...more
On Thursday, the attorney for Target Corporation (“Target”) made oral arguments in support of its motion to dismiss consumer claims stemming from the data breach it suffered late last year when hackers stole financial and...more
The biologics industry has been eagerly awaiting the Federal Circuit’s ruling on Sandoz Inc.’s (“Sandoz”) appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California’s dismissal of its declaratory...more
On Friday, December 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rendered its decision in Sandoz v. Amgen, No. 2014-1693, a case with major implications for the emerging U.S. biosimilars industry. The decision...more
In a consumer-protection class action filed against Gerber in the District of New Jersey, In re Gerber Probiotic Sales Practices Litigation, plaintiffs alleged that the marketing and labeling of Gerber’s infant formula and...more
In This Presentation:
- Recent Patent Cases From The Supreme Court
- Medical Device Patent Statistics and Cases
- USPTO Post-Grant Proceedings: Lessons Learned After Two Years
- Excerpt from Recent Cases...more
Nature of the Case and Issue(s) Presented: The issue in this case is not whether the validity of the ’516 patent should be litigated in the antitrust trial, but rather, how the court’s previous finding of invalidity and...more
In This Issue:
- RECENT SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS AND RULINGS
..Court rules that ‘Kosher’ suit poses religious question; dismisses with prejudice
..Settlement terms approved in stevia sweetener...more
Veeam Software Corp. v. Symantec Corp. -
Addressing issues of claim construction and the requirements for a motion to amend, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) ruled that the...more
There is no question that data breaches are among the most common and costly threats to consumers and companies alike. What remains the subject of vehement debate is whether plaintiffs in cyber-attack cases must allege stolen...more
According to its mission statement, Consumer Watchdog is a non-profit entity “dedicated to providing an effective voice for taxpayers and consumers in an era when special interests dominate public discourse, government and...more
State of Vermont v. MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC; In re MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC -
Addressing the issue of state efforts to reign in non-practicing entities, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal...more
On September 30, 2014, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the Northern District of California’s summary judgment that the Alameda Safe Drug Disposal Ordinance (the “Ordinance”) does not violate the dormant Commerce Clause of the...more
The 9th Circuit earlier this month decided that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S.C. § 230, does not bar claims that a networking website for models failed to warn a member that a third party might use the...more
On Monday October 6th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will entertain oral argument in another case involving Myriad’s BRCA1/BRCA2 diagnostic tests. In re BRCA1- and BRCA2- Based Hereditary Cancer Test...more
Federal Circuit Has Jurisdiction to Decide Non-Patent Causes of Action That Involves a Substantial, Non-Hypothetical Disputed Patent Law Issue -
On September 16, 2014, a Federal Circuit panel consisting of Circuit...more
Once again, a court finds that data breach plaintiffs do not have the requisite Article III constitutional standing to pursue civil action against a retailer – itself the victim of a cyber attack. Last week, the United...more
The European Court of Justice, in a decision rendered on May 13, 2014, held that search engines are considered data controllers under the Directive of October 24, 1995 on data protection, and as such they must provide data...more
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