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Anything Your Heart Designs: Swarovski Hit with Copyright Infringement of Galatea’s “Two In One Heart” Design

by Knobbe Martens on

On December 4, 2017 Galatea Jewelry (“Galatea” or “Plaintiff”) filed a copyright infringement suit in the District Court for the Central District of California against the well-known crystal jewelry producer and retailer...more

Federal Circuit Breathes More Life Into Divided Infringement

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Enforcing a patent with claims that raise the specter of divided infringement can be a difficult plight for patent owners. Even under the more liberal standard set forth in the Federal Circuit’s en banc decision in Akamai v....more

Justice (and Lunch) is Served: Second Circuit Holds that Food Truck Branded with Ethnic Slurs is Entitled to First Amendment...

In a recently issued decision, the Second Circuit held that a food truck could not be excluded from a New York State lunch program solely because the truck and the food it sells was branded using ethnic slurs. Wandering Dago,...more

Louis Vuitton Not Liable for Attorneys’ Fees in Case of Parody Handbags

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In January 2016 and January 2017, we blogged about a trademark and copyright dispute between Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. and My Other Bag, Inc. (“MOB”) over a line of canvas tote bags that parodied Louis Vuitton’s iconic...more

The Ultimate Reasonable Royalty Award Must be Based on the Incremental Value that the Patented Invention Adds

In Exmark Manufacturing Company Inc. v. Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC. [2016-2197] (January 12, 2018), the Federal Circuit vacated summary judgment that claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 5,987,863 is not anticipated or...more

Exmark Manufacturing Company v. Briggs & Stratton Power

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Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Wallach, Chen, and Stoll. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska. Summary: Reexaminations of patents confirming validity are not dispositive of...more

Software Innovations Make Non-Abstract Improvements to Computer Technology

In Finjan, Inc., v. Blue Coat Systems, Inc., [2016-2520] (January 10, 2018), the Federal Circuit affirmed subject matter eligibility of U.S. Patent No. 6,154,844; affirmed infringement of the U.S. Patent Nos. 6,154,844 and...more

An Arrow in the Quiver of Patent Owners: Federal Circuit Decides That Not All Aspects of PTAB’s Institution Decisions Are "Final...

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has decided that patent owners may appeal the decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) regarding the timeliness of inter partes review petitions under 35 U.S.C. §...more

Top 10 Highlights of Canadian IP Law and Practice in 2017

by Smart & Biggar on

2017 was a year of significant developments to Canadian IP law and practice, with important court decisions and numerous legislative amendments. We have taken the opportunity to review the top 10 highlights from the past...more

Intellectual Property Newsletter - January 2018

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Shearman & Sterling’s IP litigation team has published its latest newsletter. The newsletter addresses a number of current IP topics, ranging from the constitutionality and judicial reviewability of inter partes review to...more

Sail On: Former Commodores Guitarist Fails to Establish Rights in Band's Trademark

Who owns a band’s trademark when that band is composed of multiple people? And more importantly, what rights does a band member have in that trademark when they leave the band? Earlier this week, the Eleventh Circuit...more

Rx IP Update - 2017 Highlights in Canadian Life Sciences IP

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The year 2017 was one of the most significant years for Canadian Life Sciences IP and Regulatory Law in Canada’s history. The year saw major developments in patent linkage, patent term, and substantive patent issues. As we...more

Federal Circuit Loosens Constraints on Appeals of PTAB Decisions

Judicial review of post-grant patent proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is limited, but a federal court of appeals has somewhat loosened the restriction. On January 8, 2018, in Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom...more

Finjan, Inc. v. Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

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Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Dyk, Linn, and Hughes. Appeal from the Northern District of California. Summary: Claims directed to behavior-based virus scanning, as opposed to the traditional code-matching method,...more

Federal Circuit Review - December 2017

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Claims Directed to Methods for Streaming Audiovisual Data Held Unpatentable Under § 101 - In Two-Way Media Ltd v. Comcast Cable Communications, Appeal Nos. 2016-2531, 2016-2532, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district...more

Music Publishing Company Sues Spotify for $1.6 Billion

Spotify has a growing copyright problem and as previously discussed on this blog, they are no stranger to copyright infringement lawsuits. Wixen Music Publishing Inc. recently filed a complaint seeking $1.6 billion in...more

Year in Review: Top Five Legal Developments of 2017

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Here are our picks for the top-five most significant legal developments regarding biosimilars in 2017...more

Federal Circuit Issues Mandate in Amgen v. Apotex

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As we previously reported, last month a Federal Circuit panel affirmed the district court’s judgment that Apotex’s pegfilgrastim and filgrastim biosimilar candidates do not infringe Amgen’s protein refolding method...more

PTAB Finds Sovereign Immunity in IPR Waived by Filing Infringement Action in Federal Court

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Yesterday, in Ericsson Inc. v. Regents of the University of Minnesota, an expanded 7-judge PTAB panel ruled that a patent owner waives a claim to sovereign immunity in an IPR “by filing an action in federal court alleging...more

Comic Convention Giant Victorious in Trademark Suit - “Comic-Con” is Not Generic

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Fan boys and fan girls may soon see changes to the names of their favorite pop culture events given a federal jury’s recent ruling that the term “Comic-Con” is not generic, but instead a valid, federally-registered trademark...more

Breaking News: Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement for Sandoz in Filgrastim/Pegfilgrastim Case

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As we previously reported, in Amgen v. Sandoz, which relates to both Sandoz’s filgrastim biosimilar (Zarxio) and its pegfilgrastim biosimilar, Sandoz had filed motions for summary judgment regarding non-infringement of...more

“[L]ess-than-vigorous effort” Not Sufficient to Avoid Order Granting Attorneys’ Fees

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Order Granting Defendant’s Motion for Attorneys’ Fees, Opal Run LLC, v. C&A Marketing, Inc., E.D. Tex. (November 29, 2017) (Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne) - By now, courts have made clear that patent owners thinking about...more

Textile Design Similarity In The Eye Of The Beholder (The Jury): H&M Found Liable For Copyright Infringement

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On December 7, a federal jury in Los Angeles awarded $846,720 in damages to Unicolors, Inc. in its suit against H&M Hennes & Mauritz, LP for copyright infringement of a textile design. Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz...more

Patent Owner Has Burden to Prove Marking Once Infringer Identifies Unmarked Products

In Arctic Cat Inc. v. Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., [2017-1475] (December 8, 2017), the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of judgment as a matter of law as to obviousness, the jury’s royalty rate,...more

Analysis of Amgen v. Sandoz Federal Circuit Opinion

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The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited decision in the remand of Amgen v. Sandoz from the U.S. Supreme Court. In that decision, the Federal Circuit held that Amgen’s state law claims, based on the...more

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