Addressing whether a patentee could recover lost profits for foreign uses of a product manufactured domestically, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the district court’s lost profits award, holding...more
Online Banking Patents Based On “Abstract Ideas” Held Patent Ineligible Under Alice -
In Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Capital One Bank (USA), NA, Appeal No. 2014-1506, the Federal Circuit held that claims directed to...more
In Texas, lost profits can’t be recovered as damages unless proven to a “reasonable certainty”.
Question 1: What does that mean?
Question 2: Does it matter if the deal is in Bulgaria?
Let’s get rid of the...more
Texas law is well-settled that lost profits can be recovered only when the amount can be proven with "reasonable certainty." A recent Texas Supreme Court case has made clear that this requirement cannot be circumvented by...more
No Recovery Of Lost Profits From Related Companies’ Activities -
In WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. v. NUVASIVE, INC., Appeal Nos. 2013-1576, -1577, the Federal Circuit held that a company was not entitled to lost profits based...more
In Kuwait Rocks Co v AMB Bulkcarriers Inc (The Astra) (as reported in a previous post), the court determined that the obligation to make punctual payment of hire under the amended NYPE time charter in that case was a...more
Companies are competing to win a contract. One pays a bribe to exclude its competitor from the bidding process, or to win the contract. If caught, it faces prosecution under the UK's Bribery Act 2010, as do its bribing...more
Andrews, J. Defendants’ motion to preclude plaintiff’s expert’s testimony is granted with respect to lost profits and denied with respect to reasonable royalty. The court took testimony and held oral argument on January 30,...more
On 12 November 2014, the German Federal High Court (BGH) ruled that a sales contract for a used car concluded on the internet platform eBay was valid, even though the seller ended the listing early when the buyer’s initial...more
Browsewrap Arbitration Agreement Not Enforced Against Individual Consumer. In Nguyen v. Barnes & Noble Inc., 2014 WL 4056549 (9th Cir. Aug. 18, 2014), the Ninth Circuit affirmed the denial of B&N’s motion...more
In a noteworthy recent decision addressing the parameters of damages in commercial litigation, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) affirmed an order excluding expert testimony concerning future lost profits damages...more
While the pendulum has clearly swung in favor of limiting recovery of patent infringement damages, most notably in patent cases where non-practicing entities seek reasonable royalty damages, lost profits damages are not among...more
On March 27, 2014, the New York Court of Appeals held that a provision excluding both parties' liability for consequential damages would not preclude recovery of lost profits that the court found were the direct and probable...more
Protegrity Corporation ("Protegrity") filed a patent infringement action against Voltage Security, Inc. ("Voltage")over patents that allegedly cover methods, systems and apparatuses for encrypting electronic data. Protegrity...more
The Sixth Circuit recently published a case, Rochow v. Life Insurance Company of North America, clarifying several points of law as they relate to damages from a claim made under the Employment Retirement Income and Security...more
Accidents can happen anywhere at any time. In Florida, 227,998 vehicle crashes resulted in 2,400 deaths and 181,654 injuries in 2011. That same year, 227 workplace fatalities occurred in the state. State and federal law...more
There is more to learn from Southwestern Energy Production Co. v. Berry-Helfand and Muncey, discussed in a recent post.
Damages – With Room to Run, the Expert Scores.
Courts are entitled to be “flexible and...more
On July 3, 2013, the Florida Supreme Court held that an insurer making a replacement cost payment to a homeowner who had yet to repair the damaged property could not withhold payment of that component of replacement cost that...more
In This Issue:
News from the Bench:
- Six Ways to Sunday: Recent Federal Circuit Opinion Highlights Uncertainty in the Patent Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions
- The Federal Circuit Affirms...more
Many businesses in Oklahoma have been impacted by the devastating tornado that hit that state on May 20, 2013. Early estimates indicate the tornado caused upwards of $2 billion in damage....more
Following the announcement in Budget 2013, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) issued a consultation document on May 20, 2013 that focuses on two areas of partnership taxation where HMRC perceive “unintended inconsistencies”...more
On May 1, 2013, in Versata Software, Inc. v. SAP Am., Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Rader,* Prost, Moore) affirmed-in-part, vacated-in-part and remanded-in-part the district court's judgment that...more
The case of Blythe v. Bell is like the gift that keeps on giving. It generated two significant opinions last year, and this week a third and a fourth. The July 2012 opinion was a major e-discovery decision, and the December...more
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