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District Court Denies Motion to Lift Stay Pending Inter Partes Review Even Where Plaintiff Agreed to Not Pursue Claims That Were Subject to Review

Barco filed a patent infringement action in September 2011 against Defendants Eizo Nanao Corporation and Eizo Nanao Technologies, Inc. ("Eizo"), alleging that Eizo infringed various claims in U.S. Patent No. 7,639,849 (the '849…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Rosebud v. Adobe: District Court Grants Summary Judgment of No Remedies Where Plaintiff Could Not Prove Actual Notice of Patent Application

Rosebud filed a patent infringement action Adobe and Adobe moved for summary judgment arguing that Rosebud had no remedy for its patent against Adobe. Adobe based its summary judgment motion on the argument that the…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality business

Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality business: protecting your family and your business - The hospitality industry has been kind to families over the centuries, providing a good living for many, and…more
| Business Organizations, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Court Denies Motion to Stay Pending New Inter Partes Review ("IPR") Denied Where PTO Had Previously Declined to Institute an IPR on Asserted Claims and Trial Was Rapidly Approaching

The defendant, Samsung, had previously filed IPRs on several of plaintiff's patents, which were granted and denied in part. After the plaintiff reduced its asserted claims to those that the PTO had declined to institute review,…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Court Continues Stay Pending Inter Partes Review Even Though PTO Declined to Institute Review on Patent

The district court had previously stayed the patent infringement action between Nidec Motor Corporation and Broad Ocean Motor pending the PTO's decision on whether to institute an inter partes review on three of the…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Transportation

California Land Use Lawyer: Will We See CEQA Reform In 2015?

In terms of land use regulations that have far-reaching effects on development in California, the application - or misapplication - of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is near the top of the list. CEQA, when first…more
| Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

District Court Grants Stay Before The PTO Institutes An IPR

In MLC Intellectual Property, LLC v. Micron Technology, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-3657 (N.D. Cal.), MLC filed its lawsuit on August 12, 2014, accusing Micron of infringing U.S. Patent No. 5,764,571 ("the '571 patent"). On October 15,…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Intellectual Ventures v. Symantec: Court Bifurcates and Stays Symantec's Patent Misuse Defense

Intellectual Ventures ("IV") filed a motion to bifurcate and stay discovery of Symantec's patent misuse defense. The district court agreed with Intellectual Ventures. "While the Court views IV's motion as essentially two motions…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

Open Text v. Box: District Court Holds That Box Can Present Damages in the Form of a Fully Paid-Up Lump Sum Payment Even Though Such an Award Might Preclude a Later Injunction

As the Open Text v. Box patent case gets closer to trial, Open Text sought to preclude Box from asking the jury to award damages in the form of a fully paid-up lump sum that would cover the life of the patents-in-suit. Open Text…more
| Civil Remedies, Business Torts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Blue Spike v. Adobe: Court Grants Motion to Strike Infringement Contentions Where Contentions Failed to Crystalize Theory of the Case and Used an Open-Ended Priority Date

In this patent infringement action between defendant Adobe Systems, Inc. ("Adobe") and plaintiff Blue Spike, LLC ("Blue Spike"), Adobe filed a motion to strike the infringement contentions ("ICs") filed by Blue Spike…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Polis Bill Reform EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

With the regional center program set to expire in September 2015, the EB-5 industry has been given new life in the form of the American Entrepreneurship and Investment Act of 2015. The Act was introduced today by Congressmen…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

PTAB Will Not Consider An Expert Report Prepared for Litigation And Created After the Filing of the Petition

In IPR2014-01510, 01511, and 01513, in connection with its preliminary response the Patent Owner Mag Aerospace Industries, LLC, submitted an expert report by its expert in the related litigation. The expert report addressed…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

District Court Denies Motion to Exclude Defendants' Experts from Claim Construction But Orders the Defendants to Supplement Their Disclosures or Face Exclusion

In this patent infringement action, the plaintiff filed a motion to exclude the defendants' claim construction experts. The plaintiff's motion was based on the argument that the defendants' disclosures did not comply with local…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

District Court Holds Plaintiff and Plaintiff's Attorneys Jointly and Severally Liable for Attorney's Fees and Costs After Finding that Attorneys Knew of False Affidavits Filed with the Patent Office

After trial, HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc. ("HTC") filed a motion seeking to recover attorney fees and costs from plaintiff's attorneys as well as from plaintiff Intellect Wireless, Inc. ("IW"). IW withdrew its initial…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Law Practice Products & Services, Intellectual Property

Court Orders Production of Work Product Documents under Crime-Fraud Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege Where Defendants Had Falsely Identified Source Code

In an earlier filed decision, the district court had previously found that Escort and its defense counsel had knowingly misled the plaintiff, Fleming, which warranted a sanction of attorney fees. As explained by the district…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property
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