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Update: Patent valuation documents are relevant to this patent case

Intellectual Ventures II LLC v. JP Morgan Chase & Co. et al. Case Number: 1:13-cv-03777 - Last month, we reported that the court concluded that documents relating to patent valuation “have little or no relevance”…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Indirect infringement claims by Cuisinart against Mr. Coffee not tossed

Conair Corporation v. Jarden Corporation et al. Case Number: 1:13-cv-06702 - Jarden (maker of “Mr. Coffee” brand expresso [should “expresso” be “espresso” throughout?], cappuccino and latte machines) asked the…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Judge Griesa finds a patent prosecution bar does not preclude litigation counsel from assisting in an IPR, and would have reached the same conclusion even if the protective order explicitly barred such assistance

Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. et al. Case Number: 1:12-cv-08060 - Patentee Endo asked the court to rule that the protective orders in the patent infringement cases it filed…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

IP|Trend: Inter Partes Review: Is It Still Right For You? [Video]

When we first addressed inter partes review (IPR), it was in its infancy. Now with almost two years under its belt, we’ve learned a lot about how IPR works and how some of the results have played out in practice. Attorneys Seth…more
| Intellectual Property

Move Over, Billable Hour; There's a New IP Fee Arrangement in Town

The practice of law has changed greatly over the past decades. We have witnessed great growth in solo and small firm practice, as well as a large movement to in-house practice. We are even seeing growth in freelance attorneys…more
| Law Practice Products & Services, Intellectual Property

Third time’s a charm – infringement contentions not stricken

Times Three Clothier, LLC v. Spanx, Inc. - Case Number: 1:13-cv-02157 - We had previously reported on Times Three’s two failures to produce satisfactory infringement contentions in its infringement case against…more
| Intellectual Property

Complaint Alleges Malpractice in Claims Drafted for Push Up Bra Inserts

Runberg, Inc. d/b/a Zephyrs v. McDermott, Will & Emery LLP, et al. - Case Number: 652543/2014 - Runberg owns U.S. Patent No. 8,216,021 (“Engineered push up insert”), which claims a kidney-shaped push up insert “for…more
| Intellectual Property, Professional Malpractice

IS THE A IN ANDA BEGINNING TO MEAN ANTITRUST? [Video]

The Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) process is one of the hottest areas of intellectual property disputes among companies today. But the Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Tyco Healthcare v. Mutual Pharmaceutical is…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Intellectual Property

Best Practices for Handling Compliance Breach

After a breach of compliance or customer trust, companies often struggle with how to make an appropriate response and the level of transparency to use for revealing the failure. Lately—as full and public disclosures of several…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

PREVENTING AND RESPONDING TO DATA BREACHES IN AN ERA OF CYBER INSECURITY [Video]

Rarely does a day pass without new news of a data breach of some company around the world. It has impacted virtually every industry from hospitality to retail. What should companies do to avoid being the next target of hackers…more
| Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Conflict of Interest Toolkit: Tips for Recognizing, Avoiding, and Responding to Conflicts

Organizational conflict of interest abounds. On any given day, news media often report at least one story about a potential conflict of interest. And no industry or type of employer has a monopoly on conflicts…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

Conclusory statements about the relevance of foreign prosecution histories do not support motion to compel

Defendant Ablexis requested that the court compel the production of documents associated with the prosecution of non-U.S. patent applications related to the patent-in-suit. The court said that a defendant’s statement that the…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Judge Forrest authorizes depositions of declarants to support defendant’s motion for summary judgment

Following defendant Monster’s filing of a motion for summary judgment, the patentee provided declarations by two expert witnesses in opposition. Monster noticed depositions of these experts, but the patentee moved for a…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Judge Forrest sets schedule for pruning claims

Judge Forrest, in a four-patent case having 64 asserted claims, ordered the plaintiff to reduce its asserted claim count to 16 within 7 days following the court’s Markman decision, and she said she will require additional…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Nutritional supplement claims fail to meet utility requirement, according to Judge Engelmayer

U.S. Patent No. 6,645,948 (“Nutritional composition for the treatment of connective tissue”) claims a “nutritional composition for the treatment of connective tissue in mammals comprising: a therapeutically effective amount of…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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