Knobbe Martens

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2040 Main Street
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Irvine, CA 92614, United States
Phone: (949) 760-0404
Fax: (949) 760-9502
Areas of Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Washington
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Federal Circuit Review - October 2017

Federal Circuit Denies En Banc Rehearing in Mentor Graphics v. EVE-USA - In Mentor Graphics Corp. v. Eve-USA, Inc., Appeal Nos. 2015-1470, 2015-1554, 2015-1556, the Federal Circuit denied Synopsys’ and EVE’s petition for en…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Searching for How: The Federal Circuit’s Continued Quest under Alice

On October 16, 2017, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s ruling that the claims in Secured Mail Solutions LLC, v. Universal Wilde, Inc. (“Secured Mail”) were directed to patent-ineligible subject matter under 35…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Amicus Curiae Briefs Authorized on Tribal Sovereign Immunity in IPRs of Restasis® Patents

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s recent motion to terminate pending IPRs on patents purported to cover Allergan’s Restasis® product has spurred two parties to seek authorization from the PTAB to file amicus briefs. Earlier this…more
 /  Administrative Law, Indigenous Peoples, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Is it Pretty? Will H&M Assert a “Classixx” Ornamental Defense to Claims of Trademark Infringement?

On October 19, 2017 Hush Hush Sound Inc, Michael David, and Tyler Blake (collectively “Plaintiffs”) also known as the Electronic dance music duo “Classixx” filed suit in the District Court for the Central District of California…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Unlicensed Use of a Festival Name May Result in a Not-So-Festive Trademark Lawsuit

Music festivals, film festivals, food festivals….festivals are popular venues for entertainment and each festival strives to offer the consumer a unique experience. Of course, at most festivals, clothes must be (or should be)…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

The PTAB Reverses Original Decision After the Federal Circuit Reverses Key Findings and Limits Issues for Review

On October 17, 2017, the PTAB issued a final written decision in an IPR holding all claims unpatentable after the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded the PTAB’s previous final written decision. The PTAB reversed their original…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

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 did…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

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
 /  Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Biotech Patent Applications May be Eligible to Receive Benefits From Ongoing USPTO Initiatives

A pair of ongoing USPTO initiatives, Patents for Humanity and Patents 4 Patients, offer incentives that certain biotechnology patent applications may be eligible for. Patents for Humanity is open to patents and applications…more
 /  Administrative Law, Health, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

PTAB Designates as “Informative” Three Discretionary Denials of IPR Institution Decisions

On October 24, 2017, the PTAB designated as “informative” the following three decisions that discretionarily denied institution of IPR petitions under 35 U.S.C. § 325(d). Section 325(d) provides that “the Director may take into…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

Nonprofit Group Files IPR Petition Seeking to Invalidate Hepatitis C Drug Patent

In an effort to lay the groundwork for generic entry and reduced drug prices, the non-profit group Initiative for Medicines, Access and Knowledge, Inc. (I-MAK), with the support of the Laura and John Arnold foundation, has…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

California’s Drug Price Transparency Bill

On October 9, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the new drug price transparency bill SB 17. The new law requires pharmaceutical companies to give 60 days’ notice to state and health insurers if they plan to raise the…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Patent Eligibility of Computer Implemented Inventions in the US

At a recent Knobbe Martens and Bugnion SpA Seminar, Vlad Teplitskiy presented on patentable subject matter in the U.S. Please see full publication below for more information…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Federal Circuit Review - September 2017

IPR Appellants Must Satisfy Article III Standing - In Personal Audio, LLC v. Electronic Frontier Foundation, Appeal No. 2016-1123, the Federal Circuit held that standing for an appeal to a federal court is based on the party…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

PTAB Designates as Precedential the General Plastics Decision on Follow-On Petitions

On October 18, 2017, the PTAB designated as “precedential” a major portion of its prior decision in General Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd. v. Canon Kabushki Kaisha. The decision was previously designated “informative,” but now, as…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property
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