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Court of Final Appeal extends time for First Media to challenge enforcement orders and judgment

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In Astro Nusantara International B.V. and Others v. PT First Media TBK [2018] HKCFA 12; FACV 14/2017 (11 April 2018), Hong Kong’s highest court the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA“) handed down its decision on 11 April 2018 in a...more

Seventh Circuit Considers Diversity Jurisdiction in Trust Dispute

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In Doermer v. Oxford Fin’l Group, Ltd., No. 17-1659 (7th Cir. Mar. 7, 2018), the Seventh Circuit had before it an example of what Chief Judge Diane Wood called a “depressingly common” type of litigation: “[f]amily disputes...more

Federal Circuit Review - February 2018

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Improperly Drafted Employment Agreement Leads to Dismissal of Patent Case Due to Lack of Standing - In Advanced Video Technologies LLC v. HTC Corporation et al., Appeal Nos. 2016-2309, 2016-2310, 2016-2311, the Federal...more

PTAB Relies on Priority Analysis in a Related Proceeding in Denying IPR

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) recently denied institution of an inter partes review (IPR), holding that the patent at issue had an effective filing date antedating the primary prior art reference. The...more

Advanced Video Technologies LLC v. HTC Corporation Et Al.

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Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Newman, O’Malley, and Reyna. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Summary: A co-inventor did not transfer ownership interests in a...more

Tokyo Dispute Resolution and Crisis Management Newsletter - December 2017

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Suitability of Arbitration Rules for Construction Disputes - Arbitration continues to be the preferred method of dispute resolution for construction disputes. With many large infrastructure projects being financed,...more

Issue Nine: PTAB Trial Tracker

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Motions to Amend: Burden to Prove Amended Claims are Unpatentable Rests with Petitioner - On October 4, 2017, the Federal Circuit issued its long-awaited en banc opinion in Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal, regarding the...more

Lucky Seven – Multi-Plaintiff Misjoinder Fails in Illinois Post-BMS

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Once the Supreme Court’s decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, 137 S. Ct. 1773 (2017), definitively determined that non-resident plaintiffs can’t go suing non-resident defendants anywhere they want,...more

Timely Joinder Cannot Save Untimely IPR When Nothing to Join

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In IPR2017-01054 and IPR2017-01055 (Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC v. Hospira Inc.), the PTAB denied institution of inter partes reviews of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,242,158 and 8,338,470, because Petitioner Fresenius filed the IPR...more

The Eastern District of Texas Again Broadly Applies IPR Estoppel and Finds a Joined Party in the IPR Is Also Subject to Estoppel

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A magistrate judge in the Eastern District of Texas recommended in Network-1 Technologies, Inc. v. Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc. Case No. 6:11-cv-492 (E.D.Tex. September 25, 2017) that Hewlett-Packard (“HP”) should be estopped...more

Federal Circuit Avoids Addressing Joinder, Questions Expanded Panel Use

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) decision finding claims invalid as obvious, but did not directly address the PTAB’s determination that joinder was...more

Issue Eight: PTAB Trial Tracker

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A Surprise Move Designed to Shield Patents from IPR - On September 8, 2017, Allergan announced that it had assigned its patents covering Restasis®, a dry eye treatment with a reported $1.4B in sales last year, to the Saint...more

Samsung Bioepis Files for Joinder With Hospira Petitions Against Genentech Patents

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Samsung Bioepis has filed three petitions for IPR challenging Genentech patents related to the use of Herceptin® (trastuzumab): IPR2017-01958, challenging U.S. Patent 6,627,196; IPR2017-01959 challenging U.S. Patent...more

The PTAB Review - August 2017

Federal Circuit Raises “Serious Questions” About PTAB Joinder Practice - In a recent concurrence in Nidec Motor Corp. v. Zhongshan Broad Ocean Motor Co. Ltd., two Federal Circuit judges criticized the Patent Trial and...more

Fresh From the Bench: Precedential Patent Cases From the Federal Circuit

In Nidec v. Zhongshan, the entire panel affirms a determination of obviousness but two judges question whether § 315(c) of the AIA was improperly used to permit joinder as to a second Zhongshan petition filed after the...more

Expanded PTO Panels and Improper Joinder: The Federal Circuit Fires a Warning Shot

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The Federal Circuit’s decision in Nidec Motor Corp. v. Zhongshan Broad Ocean Motor Co., (Fed. Cir. No. 16-2321), expresses a growing discomfort with the Patent Office’s practice of joinder and expanded panels....more

Federal Circuit Signals that Issue Joinder and Expanded Panels May Not Be Long for the IPR World

A fairly straightforward Federal Circuit decision today affirming a PTAB determination of obviousness provides insight into a potential reining in of the PTAB on two issues. In Nidec Motor Corp. v. Zhongshan Broad Ocean...more

PTAB Denies Joinder of IPR Petitioner That Won’t Take “Silent Understudy” Role

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In orders entered July 10 and 12, 2017, the PTAB instituted further inter partes review (IPR) of six Allergan Inc. (“Allergan”) patents relating to cyclosporine compositions. Each of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,633,162, 8,685,930,...more

New International Rules of Chinese Arbitration Association Streamline Processes

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The Chinese Arbitration Association ("CAA") adopted the Chinese Arbitration Association International Arbitration Rules 2017 ("CAAI Rules") on July 1, 2017. The Rules—which can apply only to arbitrations seated outside of...more

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Implementing Regulations of the 2012 Arbitration Law enter into force

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On 22 May 2017, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia passed the Implementing Regulations of the 2012 Arbitration Law ("Implementing Regulations"). These regulations came into force on 9 June 2017 after publication in the Saudi Gazette...more

PTAB Denies Apple's Motion to Withdraw IPR Petition and Motion for Joinder

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The PTAB denied Apple’s motion to withdraw both its IPR petition and concurrent motion for joinder to prevent Apple from circumventing potential estoppel ramifications in Apple Inc. v. Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG,...more

PTAB Grants Joinder of Time-Barred Petitioner to IPR after Settlement with Original Petitioner

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The PTAB granted joinder of a time-barred petitioner to an IPR trial after the patent owner settled its dispute with the original petitioner in AT&T Services, Inc. v. Convergent Media Solutions, LLC, IPR2017-01237, Paper 10...more

House Amends Class Action & Fraudulent Joinder Statutes

by Strasburger & Price, LLP on

On March 9, 2017, the House passed the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 and the Innocent Party Protection Act, addressing class actions and fraudulent joinder suits, respectively. The class action bill...more

Where Party Joined Pending IPRs, Delaware Takes Broad View of § 315 Estoppel

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In Parallel Networks Licensing, LLC v. International Business Machines Corporation, No. 1:13-cv-02072, Dkt. No. 366 (D. Del. Feb. 22, 2017) (Slip Op.), the court held IBM was estopped from asserting obviousness under §103...more

Curtailing Abusive Litigation: Congress to Consider Important Legal Reform Legislation This Week

If your organization is facing abusive litigation—or is concerned about that possibility—you may be pleased to know that, this week, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider and pass four bills aimed at...more

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