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The Orrick Building
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2669, United States
Phone: 415-773-5700
Fax: 415 773 5972
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  • Intellectual Property
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
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  • China
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STRONGER Patents Act of 2017 Likely Too Heavy Lift for Congress

It may be late July, but the impending Congressional recess has not lessened potential interest by lawmakers in patent reform. On June 21, 2017, Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Delaware) introduced Senate Bill 1390, entitled the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property

TC Heartland – One Month Later Delaware, Texas, California and Illinois Courts Most Popular Venues

We previously reported on the early impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in TC Heartland based on the first few weeks of new filings. It has now been one month, and based on the filing data for the month since TC Heartland as…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Determination on Indirect Infringement Requires Factual Record, Warranting Denial of Motion to Dismiss

Ever since the abolition of form complaints in patent cases, patent defendants have been incentivized to file motions to dismiss, and many have succeeded. But as Judge Gonzalez Rogers’ recent Order in this case reminds us, even…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Health, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Northern District of California Shoots to Second Place After TC Heartland

It’s been just over two weeks since the Supreme Court decision in TC Heartland. As plaintiffs and the courts now struggle to deal with venue in patent cases (and patent litigators brush up on venue law), we looked at recent…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

A “Virtual” Home Is Not a Home: Court Sanctions Plaintiffs for “Reckless Disregard” in Deciding the Proper Forum for Their Litigation

Usually, one benefit of being a plaintiff is deciding in what forum to pursue litigation. Generally, even a foreign-based plaintiff may pursue litigation in a U.S. forum where a defendant may be found or in which there is a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Inadequate Disclosures Preclude Monetary Damages Recovery in Trademark Infringement Suit

Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment, Sazerac Co., Inc., et al. v. Fetzer Vineyards, Inc., Case No. 3:15-cv-04618-WHO (Judge William H. Orrick) - As any practitioner who has…more
 /  Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Foreign Party Cannot Hide Behind Hague Convention To Avoid Service

Order Re Service and Motion to Dismiss Re Service, Xilinx, Inc., v. Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1, Case No. 3:17-cv-00509-JD (Judge James Donato) - It is not uncommon for parties to race to file competing patent suits in their…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Uber’s Section 101 Motion to Dismiss Defeated by “Inventive” Ordered Combination

Order Denying Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss, X One, Inc. v. Uber Technologies, Inc., Case No. 16-CV-06050-LHK (Judge Lucy H. Koh) - Uber Technologies, the transportation network giant, recently lost a motion to dismiss a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Step Aside! Trade Secret Preemption of Other Claims

Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Motion to Dismiss, Henry Schein, Inc. v. Cook, et al., 16-cv-03166-JST (Judge Jon Tigar) - One purpose of the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“CUTSA”) is to preempt and…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Intellectual Property

Did the Defendant Know? Filing a Complaint Can Sustain the Knowledge Element Required to Maintain a Claim of Induced Infringement

Order Granting Motion to Dismiss and Denying Request for Attorneys’ Fees and Sanctions, Edwin Lyda v. CBS Interactive, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-06592-JSW (Judge Jeffrey S. White) - In a helpful ruling for defendants, Judge…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Full Disclosure: The Northern District Amends Its Local Rules to Require Early Damages-Related Disclosures

Patent litigants in the Northern District of California will have something new to argue over following the Court’s approval in January of Patent Local Rule amendments that impose damages-related disclosure requirements. The…more
 /  Intellectual Property

A Defendant’s Understanding of Infringement Contentions Is Not Enough To Comply With The Patent Local Rules

Order Granting Motion to Strike, Staying Discovery, and Granting Leave to Amend, GeoVector Corporation v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, Case No. 16-cv02463-WHO (Judge William H. Orrick) - Albert Einstein once noted: “Any…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

The 4-Hour Plaintiff: Author/Speaker/Podcaster Tim Ferriss Secures Default Judgment

Order Granting In Part And Denying In Part Plaintiffs’ Motion For Default Judgment, Timothy Ferriss, et al. v. Alliance Publishing, Inc., et al., Case No. 15-cv-05675 (Judge Edward M. Chen) - Tim Ferriss is known for…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

No Junior Associates, No Hearing: Supplementation Granted

Illumina, Inc. et al v. Qiagen N.V. et al, Case No. 16-02788 (Judge William Alsup) (November 29, 2016) - In an effort to promote judicial efficiency, it would seem that Courts should be more likely to allow a plaintiff to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

A Day Late And A Dollar Short – Court Grants Summary Judgment On Laches Defense

Order Granting Summary Judgment On Dropbox Laches Claims, Dropbox, Inc. v. Thru Inc., Case No. 15-cv-01741-EMC (Judge Edward M. Chen) - The proverb “[e]quity aids the vigilant, not the sleeping ones” aptly describes the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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