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Google Gets Their Attorneys’ Fees Back for Having to Fight Off a Weak Patent Infringement Suit

Judgments and Awards - On September 25, 2017, a federal court in San Jose, CA awarded the Defendants Google, YouTube, and On2 Technologies $820,321.41 in attorney’s fees. The Court previously held the Plaintiff Max Sound...more

Defendant TM Brands Receives $1.5 Million for Trademark Infringement of their TechnoMarine® Watch Trademarks

Judgments and Awards - On October 3, 2017, a federal court in Miami, FL awarded TM Brands $1,500,000 pursuant to a stipulated agreement reached during trial. In 2015, Casa Dimitri sued TM Brands for trademark infringement...more

Jury Verdict of Patent Infringement in Favor of iLife Against Nintendo Awarding $10 Million in Damages

Judgments and Awards - On August 31, 2017, a jury in the Northern District of Texas returned a verdict of patent infringement in favor iLife and against Nintendo. The case went to trial after the Federal Circuit on July...more

ITC Issues Limited Exclusion Order of Diebold ATMs Following Finding of Patent Infringement

Patent Judgments and Awards - On July 14, 2017, the International Trade Commission determined that financial services company Diebold Nixdorf, Inc. (“Diebold”) violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act by importing ATMs and...more

Jury Hits Hughes Network with $21 Million Verdict for Infringement of a Satellite Communications Technology Patent Belonging to an...

Patent Judgments and Awards - On August 7, 2017, after nearly two-and-a-half years of litigation, an East Texas jury awarded just over $21,000,000 to Elbit Systems of America and its affiliate (“Elbit”). Elbit, an...more

Government Ordered to Pitch-In $12.5 Million to Resolve a Patent Dispute Involving Advanced Aerospace Technologies, Inc.’s...

Patent Judgments and Awards - On August 4, 2017, after five-and-a-half years of litigation over patent infringement, a Federal Claims judge ordered the United States (“the Government”) to pay Advanced Aerospace...more

Patent Infringement Judgment Against ION Geophysical for its Sales of Seismic Survey Devices Reduced to $26 Million from Original...

Patent Judgments and Awards - On July 26, 2017, after eight years of litigation and multiple appeals, a Texas federal court ordered ION Geophysical Corporation (“ION”) to pay WesternGeco L.L.C. (“WesternGeco”)...more

Jury Awards $10.4 Million in Damages to Philips for ZOLL’s Infringement of Defibrillator Patents

Patent Judgments and Awards - On August 3, 2017, a Boston jury awarded Philips $10.4 million in damages for ZOLL’s infringement of three patents relating to automated external defibrillators. This represents only a...more

Hartmann Plant Company Ordered to Stop Selling Infringing Blueberry Plant Varieties after Admitting to Willfully Infringing...

Patent Judgments & Awards - Univ. of Fla. Bd. of Trustees v. Hartmann’s Plant Co., No. 1:16-CV-00027-MW-GRJ (N.D. Fla.) - The University of Florida obtained patents covering new varieties of blueberry plants that can be...more

Apple Ordered to Pay $506 Million to the University of Wisconsin for Infringing its Computer Processor Chip Patent

Patent Judgments & Awards - Wisconsin Alumni Research Found. V. Apple, Inc., No. 14-CV-062-WMC (W.D. Wisc.) On July 25, 2017, a federal court in Wisconsin ordered Apple to pay a whopping $506 million for infringement of...more

Michigan Court Reinstates its Full $254 Million Award to Stryker for Competitor’s Infringing Wound Irrigation Devices

Patent Judgments & Awards - On July 19, 2017, a federal court in Michigan awarded Stryker Sales Corporation (“Stryker”) a total of more than $254,000,000 in its patent infringement suit against Zimmer Inc. and Zimmer...more

Patent Judgments and Awards - Merck Ordered to Pay $14 Million in Attorneys’ Fees to Rival Gilead After a Patent Infringement...

Merck Ordered to Pay $14 Million in Attorneys’ Fees to Rival Gilead After a Patent Infringement Trial Involving Hepatitis C Drugs - On July 14, 2017, in a stunning reversal of fortune, a federal court in San Jose, CA,...more

The Top Hits: Fashion Cases with a Big Impact

Over the last year, there have been some significant trademark and copyright cases in the fashion industry. Below are summaries of recent cases all brand owners should know and understand. These cases touch on important...more

The Defend Trade Secrets Act: What You Should Do Now

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) into law. The DTSA is an expansion of the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 and generally authorizes a civil action in federal court for the...more

The Current State of Trade Secret Law and how the New Federal Statute Will Shape the Landscape

Trade Secret Protection Schemes: •State: Uniform Trade Secrets Act –Adopted in various forms between 1979 and 2013 •Common Law –New York and Massachusetts •Federal: Defend Trade Secrets Act –Amends the...more

U.S. Congress Creates Federal Cause of Action for Trade Secret Misappropriation

For the first time in this nation’s history, the U.S. will have a federal trade secrets law that allows private citizens to enforce their trade secrets and sue for damages. On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, the U.S. House of...more

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