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Evaluating Freedom to Operate | Endovascular Today

The third step in bringing your medical device to market is to understand whether you can practice your invention. This article is part three of a series that will present the three big issues in IP: Do you own it? Can…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Aereo - A Reboot Opportunity For Broadcasters?

Yesterday the Supreme Court issued the Aereo opinion and decided that, given its activities, Aereo is substantially similar to a cable television provider and therefore “perform[s] petitioners’ copyrighted works ‘publicly,’ as…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Supreme Court Rules Aereo’s Streaming Broadcast Service Violates the Copyright Act

American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. – What You Need to Know - Today the Supreme Court ruled that streaming broadcast television signals to subscribers without paying for the programs violates the Transmit…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Wright Medical Technology Files for Inter Partes Review of Orthophoenix Patents

On June 6, 2014, Wright Medical Technology, Inc. (“WMT”) filed first and second petitions with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board requesting inter partes review of both U.S. Patent No. 6,440,138 (“the ’138 Patent”) to Reiley et…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Federal Circuit Review | June 2014

District Court Improperly Limited Claim To Preferred Embodiment - In GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC v. AGILIGHT, INC., Appeal No. 13-1267, the Federal Circuit reversed in part and affirmed in part summary judgments of…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Business Torts, Intellectual Property

Trademark Review - Ikea, Chanel, a Religious Mark, and Target (June 2014)

Ikea’s Fame Insufficient to Prevent Akea’s Registration for Unrelated Goods - The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board held there was no likelihood of confusion between Opposer’s IKEA mark and Applicant’s AKEA mark for…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Supreme Court Reaffirms Computerized Abstract Ideas Not Patent-Eligible

Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International - Justice THOMAS delivered the Court’s unanimous opinion. Justice SOTOMAYOR filed a concurring opinion, in which Justices GINSBURG and BREYER joined. Appeal from the Federal…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Supreme Court Decision POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co: What You Need to Know

Why It’s Important: Yesterday’s ruling indicates that the reach of the Lanham Act regarding false and misleading advertising extends beyond the FDCA labeling requirements in protecting companies from having their customers…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Conflict of Laws, Consumer Protection

Supreme Court Update: Four Important Decisions for IP

In the recent cases OCTANE FITNESS, LLC v. ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC. and HIGHMARK INC. v. ALLCARE HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, INC., the U.S. Supreme Court empowered district court judges to award attorney fees to prevailing…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

Organovo Forms Partnership with University of Queensland to Print Human Kidney Tissue Organovo Forms Partnership with University of Queensland to Print Human Kidney Tissue

The government of Queensland, Australia recently announced a partnership between San Diego-based Organovo and UniQuest, the commercialization arm of the University of Queensland. According to Organovo’s website, the company…more
| International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Federal Circuit Review - Attorney's Fees, FRAND-encumbered Patents, and IPRs (May 2014)

Standard For Obtaining Attorney’s Fees Too High - In OCTANE FITNESS, LLC v. ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC., Appeal No. 12-1184, the Supreme Court reversed and remanded the Federal Circuit’s affirmance of the district court’s…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Trademark Review - Flanax, What Your Heart Desires and Tourbillon (May 2014)

TTAB Cancels Registration for a Mark Found to Misrepresent Source of the Goods - Bayer, the maker of ALEVE brand naproxen sodium pain reliever in the U.S., sells the same product in Mexico under the mark FLANAX. Bayer…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Edwards and Medtronic to Settle All Patent Litigation; Medtronic to Make over $1 Billion in Payments

According to a press release, Edwards Lifesciences and Medtronic have agreed to settle all outstanding patent litigation between the companies, including cases related to transcatheter heart valves. The press release noted that…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Medical Device Manufacturer’s Association Submits Comments on USPTO’s Proposed Rule to Require Identification of Attributable Ownership

(April 24, 2014) The Medical Device Manufacturer’s Association (MDMA) announced that it submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in regard to the USPTO’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Navigating the Patent Minefield

In This Presentation: • Patent infringement suits – Costly – Risk of preliminary injunction – Time consuming – Risk of customers being sued – Damages • Lost profit or reasonable royalty • Treble…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property
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