Knobbe Martens

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Irvine, CA 92614, United States
Phone: (949) 760-0404
Fax: (949) 760-9502
Areas of Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Washington
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

How to Lose an IPR but Amend Your Claims in Reexam and Keep Your Patent

On August 30, 2017, the PTAB issued a Final Written Decision in M & P Golf, LLC (d/b/a Cool Clubs) v. Max Out Golf, LLC, IPR2016-00784, Paper 43 (P.T.A.B August 30, 2017), entering adverse judgement on the original patent claims…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

Social Media Success: Trends in Pharma Digital Strategies

Information, the majority (73%) of pharmaceutical marketing teams expect to use or continue to use the popular social media forum Facebook to facilitate their digital marketing strategies over the next one to two years…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Recall Highlights Medical Device Cybersecurity Issues

On August 29, the FDA announced a recall of 465,000 implantable pacemakers, citing concerns that hackers may be able to take control of the pacemakers’ settings. This would open patients up to danger from improper pacing or…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Health, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

General Mills Finds Out That Yellow Is Not “Magically Delicious”: Brands Fighting To Protect Their True Colors

Years after the Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent battle over red soled shoes, trademark protection for color continues to be a hot topic. On August 22, 2017, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) held that…more
 /  Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Federal Circuit Review - August 2017

District Court Abused Discretion in Ignoring Federal Circuit Mandate to Reconsider Attorneys’ Fees Under Octane Fitness - In Adjustacam, LLC v. Newegg, Inc., Appeal No. 2016-1882, the Federal Circuit held that a district…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

Digital Currencies and Blockchain in the Medical Arena

Recently, digital currencies, such as bitcoin, have greatly increased in popularity. Some of this popularity may be attributed to digital currencies’ many purported advantages over traditional currencies, such as that blockchain…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Allergan and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Enter Patent Agreement to Defend Against IPR of RESTASIS® Patents

In a creative move to take advantage of recent PTAB decisions regarding Sovereign Immunity, (see e.g., Covidien LP v. University of Florida Research Foundation, IPR2016-01274 and Neochord, Inc. v. University of Maryland,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Indigenous Peoples, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

EIT Acquires Patent Portfolio For 3D Printed Spinal Fusion Cages

On August 22, 2017, Emerging Implant Technologies GmbH (EIT) announced the acquisition of 22 patents and pending applications relating to 3D printed expandable spinal fusion cages based on living hinges from Dr. Morgan Lorio, a…more
 /  Health, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Explores GI Devices in New Partnership with Nanotechnology Company

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, a Japan-based global pharmaceutical company, recently announced an agreement with BioSurfaces Inc., a small Massachusetts research company, to research the development of medical devices for the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Visual Memory v. Nvidia – Configurability of memory system found to be a basis for patent-eligibility

The Federal Circuit recently decided a patent subject-matter eligibility case relating to computer memory in Visual Memory LLC v. Nvidia Corp. In a divided opinion, the Federal Circuit reversed the district court and held…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Speedboat RS2 Endoscopic Device Receives FDA Clearance

UK-based Creo Medical recently announced the clearance of its Speedboat RS2 surgical endoscopic device for minimally invasive removal of lesions in the bowel…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

FDA re-approves Mylotarg® antibody-drug conjugate seven years after it had been withdrawn from the market

Seven years after Mylotarg® (gemtuzumab ozogamicin) was voluntarily withdrawn from the market, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has re-approved Mylotarg® product…more
 /  Health, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Gilead to Acquire Kite Pharma for $11.9 Billion

Gilead Sciences, Inc. recently announced an agreement to acquire Kite Pharma, Inc. for $11.9 billion. According to the announcement, Kite Pharma focuses on cell therapy treatment for cancer, which involves the genetic…more
 /  Mergers & Acquisitions, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Pediatric Healthcare Innovators Compete for Funding

The FDA, according to its website, currently supports eight consortia that provide advice and funding to help commercialize technologies for pediatric care. The FDA defines “pediatric” as encompassing devices used for patients…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Medical Device Compared to ‘Star Trek Tricorder’ Presented at AACC

Basil Leaf Technologies recently presented their DxtER device at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in San Diego…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology
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