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Ruling in Eastern District of Texas Sets the Stage for the Federal Circuit to Revisit Fresenius v. Baxter

Versata Software, Inc. et al. v. SAP America, Inc. et al., Case No. 2:07cv153-RSP (E.D. Tex.) - Versata v. SAP has been a dispute that the patent bar has followed with interest because it spawned the very first Covered...more

IP Update, Vol. 16, No. 11, November 2013

Appellate Decision Sets Stage for Next Skirmish In The Apple vs. Samsung Smart Phone Wars - A unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has concluded that the district court was within its...more

Federal Circuit Fractured Over Finality in Fresenius

When the Federal Circuit denied Baxter’s petition for panel rehearing and rehearing en banc in Fresenius USC, Inc. v. Baxter International, Inc., Judge Dyk wrote an opinion concurring in the denial that was joined by Judge...more

Fresenius v. Baxter: The Importance of Timing in Patent Litigation

The Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Fresenius USA, Inc. v. Baxter Int’l, Inc., illustrates the potential value of challenging a patent's validity through administrative proceedings in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office...more

Injured by Granuflo or Naturalyte? Know Your Legal Rights

Kidney dialysis is intended to save lives — not endanger them. Yet the health of thousands of U.S. dialysis patients was needlessly compromised by Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s largest provider of dialysis treatment,...more

Challenges To Deducting Settlement Payments Under The False Claims Act: Fresenius Sheds Light On The Burden

Whether a business may deduct litigation settlement payments can have a substantial real dollar impact on the business. In the midst of combating potential litigation, companies rarely first focus on the potential tax impact...more

BIO Urges Rehearing En Banc in Fresenius v. Baxter Int'l.

In a case that raises important issues of perhaps Constitutional dimensions (at least in Circuit Court Judge Newman's view), the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) urged the Federal Circuit to rehear the panel decision...more

Federal Circuit Review - Volume 3 | Issue 8 August 2013

In This Issue: • Cancellation of Claims by PTO Binding on District Court • Claims Reciting Method Free of an Agent is Invalid Where Patent Does Not Mention Agent • Defendant Did Not Have Proper Notice of Products...more

Patent Office Invalidity Ruling Trumps Court’s Validity Finding

A recent Federal Circuit ruling will likely increase the chances of obtaining a stay of a patent litigation if there is a concurrent proceeding in the Patent Office. ...more

Fresenius USA, Inc. v. Baxter International, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2013)

Just before the July 4th holiday, the Federal Circuit issued its ruling in Fresenius USA, Inc. v. Baxter International, Inc. ("Fresenius II"). The Federal Circuit framed the question at issue as: "Whether under the reexam...more

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