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Edwards Secures Preliminary Injunction Against Medtronic

On April 11, 2014, according to a press release, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware issued a preliminary injunction barring Medtronic, Inc. from selling its CoreValve TAVI product to most new customers in the…more

| Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade,...

Trademark Review - Covidien and Reynolds (March 2014)

The Board Has Power to Restrict the Scope of a Color Registration - Covidien sought to register a mark that consists of “the color pink (Pantone PMS 806)” as applied to medical connectors and lead wires for use with…more

| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Federal Circuit Review - March 2014

Claim Construction Review is De Novo - In Lighting Ballast Control LLC v. Philips Electronics North America Corp., Appeal No. 12-1014, the Federal Circuit sitting en banc reinstated the previous panel decision and upheld…more

| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Protecting Your Inventions, From Idea to Marketplace: The first step in...

We have no shortage of ideas for new medical devices. Many interventional vascular specialists have ideas for new devices or procedures, or ways to improve existing ones. There is no shortage of capital for good ideas, either…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, &...

Federal Circuit Review - February 2014

Defendant Bears Burden of Proof in Declaratory Judgment Case - In Medtronic, Inc. v. Mirowski Family Venture, LLC, Appeal No. 12-1128, the Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit’s determination that the burden of…more

| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

Trademark Review - February 2014

Applicant Successfully Avoids Fraud Claim by Consenting to Judgment on Abandonment Claim - In a precedential opinion, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board granted the Applicant’s motion for entry of judgment on the…more

| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Business Torts,...

Tacking isn't tacky - narrow doctrine saves defendant

In Hana Financial v Hana Bank (Case No 11-56678), the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed the district court’s decision denying Hana Financial Inc’s motion for judgment as a matter of law. The Ninth Circuit…more

| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Federal Circuit Review - January 2014

Reckless Conduct Required for Attorneys’ Fees Award - In Kilopass Technology, Inc. v. Sidense Corp., Appeal No.13-1193, the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded a denial of a motion seeking an award of attorneys’ fees…more

| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, International...

Federal Circuit Review - December 2013

Apple Awarded Permanent Injunction - In Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Appeal No. 13-1129, the Federal Circuit vacated denial of a permanent injunction with respect to Apple’s utility patents and affirmed denial of…more

| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Federal Circuit Review - November 2013

Inequitable Conduct Found Based on Rule 131 Declaration - In Intellect Wireless, Inc. v. HTC Corp., Appeal No. 12- 1658, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s judgment of unenforceability of the asserted…more

| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

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