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The Federal Circuit Validates Strong Design Patent Protection

On May 18, 2015, a panel of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling strengthening broad design patent protection in the long-running legal battle between Apple and Samsung over their competing smartphones,...more

Apple-Samsung Trade Dress Case Demonstrates Potential Value of Design Patents

A jury awarded Apple more than $1 billion in damages after finding that smartphones sold by Samsung diluted Apple's trade dress and infringed Apple's design and utility patents. After a partial retrial limited to determining...more

Is the Patent Litigation Boom Coming to an End?  [Video]

Feb. 3, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- David Marcus, reporter for The Deal, talks with Lee Pacchia about how a recent sale of a patent portfolio could signal a slowdown in patent litigation work. Lee wonders if this spells a problem...more

An Overview of the BlackBerry v. Typo Products Case

Many consumers today, plagued by embarrassing typographical errors when using their touch-screen smartphones, own a second smartphone with a keyboard, such as a BlackBerry phone, for their professional correspondence. To...more

Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter #40

We are pleased to present the 40th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we discuss fee shifting provisions in corporate bylaws, the settlement of high stakes smartphone...more

IP Newsflash - May 2014 #2

DISTRICT COURT CASES - Judge in the Northern District of California Excludes Damages Expert Opinion that Used the Entire Handset as the Royalty Base - Judge Grewal of the Northern District of California granted...more

Business Litigation Report -- December 2013

In This Issue: Firm News: ..Quinn Emanuel London Sweeps in Legal 500’s United Kingdom Awards 2013 ..Quinn Emanuel Named to Law360’s List of the “Most Feared Plaintiffs’ Firms” and The National Law Journal’s...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

Appellate Decision Sets Stage for Next Skirmish in the Apple vs. Samsung Smartphone Wars

In a case where the district court denied Apple’s request for a permanent injunction against certain Samsung smartphones, the Federal Circuit has remanded the matter to the district court in order to reconsider its...more

ITC Section 337 Update – October 4, 2013

Commission Issues Notice Of Shutdown Of Investigative Activities – On October 1, 2013, the Commission issued a Notice that, as a result of the broader shutdown of the federal government, the Commission “will shut down...more

Federal Circuit Review - Volume 3 | Issue 9 September 2013

In This Issue: • Smartphone War Update: Some of Apple’s Patents Survive Invalidity Challenge • Sale by Foreign Supplier Invalidated Patent • District Court Abused Discretion in Refusing to Keep Confidential...more

Obama Administration Disapproves ITC’s Exclusion Order on Apple Products

On August 3, 2013, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, acting under the authority of President Obama, sent a letter noting his disapproval of the International Trade Commission’s determination to issue an exclusion...more

Burr Alert: Cheap, Powerful Patent Protection

Remember the Apple v. Samsung patent case, where Apple won $1billion? That was largely a design patent case; A billion dollars for a patent that cost $4-5k to obtain. That is a 330,000x return on investment. Think that your...more

What's Next in Design Patents [Video]

The landmark case Apple v. Samsung marked the first time that a U.S. court has considered infringement of a Graphical User Interface (GUI) design patent and may be indicative of the future design patent landscape. In this...more

Apple Loses First 'Big' Case to MobileMedia, Lawyer Says [Video]

Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Steven Bauer, Co-Head of the Patent Law Group at Proskauer Rose LLP, talks about his representation of patent-licensing firm MobileMedia Ideas LLC in its recent infringement case against Apple Inc. The...more

Smartphone Wars Arms Race - FRAND Limitations on Patent Deployment

The patent wars raging in the global technology sector show no signs of a ceasefire. If anything, the tempo is increasing. The sector is currently seeing a wave of acquisitions of massive multi-billion dollar patent...more

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