Bill on Bankruptcy: MF Global Creditors Undeterred by Low Value
Defenses based upon a patentee’s failure to provide reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND) license terms are becoming a bigger issue and more common as more patentees sue companies on patents they claim are essential to...more
On May 10, 2013, in Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH v. Genentech, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Rader, Dyk, Reyna*) affirmed the district court's denial of Genentech's motion to enjoin Sanofi from...more
If recent events are any indication, U.S. and European antitrust agencies will remain focused this year on the intersection of intellectual property and competition law. In particular, the agencies have concluded that under...more
In This Issue:
*News From the Bench
- Enough Already, Supreme Court Tells Petitioner in Mythology-Laced Opinion.
- Divided Fed. Circuit Affirms Patentability of Claims to a 12-Can Dispenser Carton.
Much has already been written about the specific terms of the settlement, so I will not attempt duplicate that effort. You can find the actual settlement here (see alert for link). There is some interesting background...more
Europe’s courts take sides in standards patent disputes -
When a patent becomes essential for a product to operate according to industry standards—say, for a cellphone to connect to a 3G network—patent protection can...more