According to a press release, Edwards Lifesciences and Medtronic have agreed to settle all outstanding patent litigation between the companies, including cases related to transcatheter heart valves. The press release noted...more
Patents are a tool to discourage inventors to keep trade secrets, by trading public disclosure for a limited monopoly. Forward-publishing an application is a deliberate embrace of this philosophy, eliminating even the...more
SK Hynix Inc. v. Rambus, Inc., 2013 WL 1915865 (N.D. Cal. May 8, 2013).
In this complex set of patent-infringement cases, the plaintiffs sought spoliation sanctions against the defendant—who prevailed in the underlying...more
In a case decided late last month, Comptroller of the Treasury v. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc. and Future Value, Inc., Nos. 1696 and 1697 (January 24, 2013), the Maryland Court of Special Appeals held that patent royalties...more
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