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On Its Own Motion

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

While most decisions rendered by the Surrogate’s Court result from an affirmative request for relief, occasionally the court will address an issue on its own motion when justice or the exercise of its inherent or statutory...more

Fourth Circuit Declines to Address Use of Statistical Sampling in False Claims Act Cases

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Court of Appeals panel rules use of statistical sampling is inappropriate for interlocutory appeal, leaving FCA litigants without any direct appellate court guidance. In the closely watched case United States ex rel....more

PTAB Finds Claims Directed to an MRI Machine Patent-Ineligible

by Knobbe Martens on

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) recently held in Ex parte Itagaki and Nishiara (PTAB 2016) that claims reciting a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus are directed to ineligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. §...more

Federal Circuit to Reconsider Achates Decision en banc

The Federal Circuit is set to reconsider one of its more controversial decisions en banc, when it decides whether the Achates Reference Publishing, Inc. v. Apple Inc. decision was correctly decided. Specifically, in Wi-Fi...more

Divided Court Withdraws Opinion Vacating 60-Year Child Pornography Sentence and Affirms the Sentence as Procedurally and...

In United States v. Brown, No. 13-1706, the Second Circuit (Pooler, Sack, and Droney), withdrew the Court’s June 14, 2016 opinion, vacating Nathan Brown’s sixty year prison sentence on three counts of production of child...more

U.S. District Court in Florida Decertifies a Class of Haitian Blueberry Pickers Because Class Members Sought Individualized...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: After certifying a class of Haitian blueberry pickers who asserted Title VII discrimination claims, Judge James Moody of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida issued a sua sponte order...more

Spotlight on Upcoming Oral Arguments – December 2016

Monday December 5, 2016 - Voxathon v. FCA, No. 16-1614, Courtroom 201 - This decision arises from a E.D. Tex. case in which the court held that Voxathon’s claims directed to a telephone set with multiple call...more

Federal Circuit Will Review PTAB Rules for Claim Amendments in AIA Reviews

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The full US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued an order granting en banc review of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB’s or Board’s) rules governing amendments filed in the course of America Invents Act...more

AseraCare Defeats DOJ False Claims Act Suit: Plaintiffs Must Present Evidence of an Objective Falsehood to Prove Falsity Under the...

by Bryan Cave on

On March 31, 2016, in United States v. AseraCare, Inc, No. 2:12-cv-245-KOB, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42986 (N.D. Ala. Mar. 31, 2016), the district court granted summary judgment for AseraCare and emphasized that contradicting...more

The Other Shoe Drops in Estes

by Reed Smith on

Last month, we discussed Estes v. Lanx, Inc., 2015 WL 9462964 (N.D. Miss. Dec. 23, 2015), and mentioned that the court had left a bit of unfinished business behind – having raised sua sponte the question of whether the...more

California, Nevada and 38 Other States Have These, But Delaware Doesn’t

by Allen Matkins on

According to the National Center for State Courts, forty states, including California and Nevada, have established intermediate courts of appeal.  California’s Court of Appeal was established by a constitutional amendment...more

Smartflash v. Apple: District Court Stays Case Sua Sponte Based on Pending Covered Business Method ("CBM") Patent Review

The court had previously stayed a cased pending between Smartflash LLC and Amazon and simultaneously declined to stay an earlier-filed case between Smartflash LLC and Apple, Inc. because the stay request came after a jury...more

Supreme Court Decides Mata v. Lynch

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On June 15, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided Mata v. Lynch, No. 14-185, holding that federal courts of appeals have jurisdiction to review the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (Board) rejection of an alien’s motion...more

Food Litigation Newsletter - May 2015

by Perkins Coie on

In This Issue: - RECENT SIGNIFICANT RULINGS ..Court Dismisses in Part “Natural” Claims ..Court Enters Partial Dismissal of “Handmade” Claims ..Court Dismisses Injunctive Relief Claim Allows...more

IP Newsflash - May 2015

FEDERAL CIRCUIT CASES - Subjective Term Not Indefinite when Intrinsic Record Provides Reasonably Certain Scope - On remand from the Supreme Court, on April 27, 2015, the Federal Circuit reassessed whether...more

Slanted Perspective?

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I refer you to “the Slants?” Is it a non-perpendicular or horizontal line? Is it the news coverage of MSNBC or Fox News? Is it a derogatory term for Asians? Or, perhaps its...more

In re Tam (The Slants)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Sua Sponte Order to Vacate

by Ronald Coleman on

Here's something you don't see every day....more

Inducing Infringement Claim Dismissed on Sua Sponte Order Where Alleged Infringer Did Not Perform All Method Steps and Did Not...

In this patent infringement action, the district court issued a sua sponte order requiring plaintiff to show why its inducing infringement claims should not be dismissed as a matter of law. After addressing the United States...more

“Get Outta Here!”: The Court Of Appeals Finds that New York Judges May Sua Sponte Dismiss Cases on Forum Non Conveniens Grounds in...

In Mashreqbank PSC v. Ahmed Hamad Al Gosaibi & Bros. Co., 2014 N.Y. Slip Op. 02381, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that a court may sua sponte decide the issue of forum non conveniens so long as it allows the parties to...more

PTAB Terminates IPR Sua Sponte Where Claims Indefinite

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As dictated by 35 U.S.C. § 311, a petitioner can pursue inter partes review (“IPR”) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB” or “Board”) based on certain grounds of anticipation or obviousness under 35 U.S.C. §§ 102...more

Sonic Industry v. iRobot: Court Sua Sponte Strikes iRobot's Affirmative Defenses for Failure to Comply with Federal Rules of Civil...

Sonic Industry ("Sonic") filed a patent infringement action against iRobot Corporation ("iRobot"). iRobot filed an Answer and Affirmative Defenses to the patent infringement complaint. The district court issued a memorandum...more

Thinking of appealing processor+function claims? Beware a sua sponte 112 rejection.

By now, you are probably aware of the numerous patent law changes made under the America Invents Act. If you are involved in patent application preparation and/or prosecution, you are probably also aware of the recent...more

Patent Watch: Hall v. Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc.

by BakerHostetler on

[A] sua sponte dismissal of a complaint "is usually reserved for those cases in which the complaint is so confused, ambiguous, vague, or otherwise unintelligible that its true substance, if any, is well disguised."...more

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