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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

The Katten Kattwalk | Issue 17

The Katten Kattwalk discusses legal issues in the fashion industry affecting the trademarks, patents and copyrights associated with companies, brands and products. Please see full Newsletter below for more information....more

Patton Sullivan Brodehl LLP

Loan Guaranties: Statutory and Legal Defenses Can Be Waived, But What About Equitable Defenses?

Guarantors of loans occupy a vulnerable position under California law. While direct borrowers often benefit from California’s robust statutory anti-deficiency framework, those protections are often unavailable for...more

Knobbe Martens

Ninth Circuit Reaffirms Laches as an Equitable Defense in Trademark Cancellation Actions

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In Cosmetic Warriors v. Pinkette Clothing, the Ninth Circuit addressed the availability of laches in trademark infringement and cancellation actions under the Lanham Act. ...more

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Laches Defense Applies to Cancellation Actions – Cosmetic Warriors v. Pinkette Clothing

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In Cosmetic Warriors v. Pinkette Clothing, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit filed an opinion a couple weeks ago, reconfirming that the equitable defense of laches (unreasonable and prejudicial delay in bringing...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Judge Sleet Concludes That Asserted Claims Of Patent In-Suit Are Not Invalid Due To Obviousness-Type Double Patenting And No...

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Following a four-day bench trial before him in Shire Orphan Therapies LLC et al. v. Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC, Civil Action No. 15-1102-GMS (D.Del. June 5, 2018), and having considered the entire record in the case and the...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Government...

A New Bid Protest Timeliness Trap: Pre-Award Laches

On this blog, we frequently discuss the various timeliness traps that can undermine bid protests at the Government Accountability Office (GAO). A recent bid protest decision from the Court of Federal Claims addresses a...more

Wilson Elser

New York Court Applies the HEAR Act, Orders Return of Nazi-Looted Art

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The decision in Reif v. Nagy, Sup. Ct. N.Y. City, April 5, 2018, has wide-ranging implications for litigation relating to art that was lost or stolen in the Holocaust. Justice Ramos of the Commercial Division of the Supreme...more

Mintz - Intellectual Property Viewpoints

Post-Grant Review Chickens Come Home to Roost: The Federal Circuit Clarifies the Effect of Reexamination on Equitable Estoppel and...

The Federal Circuit recently overturned a decision estopping the plaintiff from pursuing its infringement claims in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, and clarified the effect of...more

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Update: Stone Brewing v. MillerCoors – Answer and Counterclaims

by Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. on

A couple months ago, I posted about the contentious trademark battle involving Stone Brewing Co., a craft brewery based in California, who filed a trademark infringement complaint against giant beer conglomerate MillerCoors...more

Winstead PC

Court Holds That Laches Did Not Bar A Will Contest

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In In re Estate of Perez-Muzza, two days before the statute of limitations period ended, a contestant filed a will contest seeking to have a court set aside an order admitting a will to probate. No. 04-16-00755-CV, 2018 Tex....more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Judge Matsumoto Declines to Hear Invalidity Arguments on Patent Previously Cancelled in IPR

On March 27, 2018, District Judge Matsumoto (E.D.N.Y.) issued an 83-page decision on the parties' summary judgment briefing, which covered ten issues across three patents relating to multilayer ceramic capacitors. ...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Ninth Circuit Dishes Out Food for Thought on Summary Judgment

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Addressing the affirmative defenses of laches and acquiescence in the context of a supplier’s use of another party’s registered mark on food products, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated a district court’s...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Intellectual Property Law Year in Review - March 2018

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This year was a significant year for intellectual property cases at the Supreme Court level. In fact, the Supreme Court granted certiorari for seven patent cases, and decided five of these cases before the end of the year....more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

To EatRight, It May be Too Late

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The Ninth Circuit breathed new life, for now, into a trademark infringement suit brought by Eat Right Foods Ltd.’s (“ERF”) against Whole Foods Market, Inc. The district court had granted summary judgment for Whole Foods after...more

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

2017 and Early 2018 Supreme Court and Precedential Patent Cases From the Federal Circuit

Arbitration - Waymo v. Uber Technologies, 870 F.3d 1342 (Fed. Cir. 2017) - Waymo sued Uber and others for trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement. Uber contends that Waymo should be compelled to...more

Winstead PC

Court Denied Preliminary Injunction To Breach-Of-Fiduciary-Duty Plaintiff Due To Delay In Seeking Relief

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In Embarcadero Techs., Inc. v. Redgate Software, Inc., a former employer sued four former employees and their new employer for a number of claims, including breach of fiduciary duty and aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Top Four Stories of 2017

After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its 11th annual list of top patent stories. For 2017, we identified nineteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we believe...more

Morris James LLP

Court Of Chancery Explains Limitations Period In Equity

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Bioveris Corporation v. Meso Scale Diagnostics, C.A. No. 8692-VCMR (Nov. 2, 2017) - Some assume that a statute of limitations will not apply in the Court of Chancery. But as this decision illustrates, that is an...more

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

2017 Supreme Court and Precedential Patent Cases From the Federal Circuit, With Some Significant Cases from 2016

Arbitration - Waymo v. Uber Technologies, 870 F.3d 1342 (Fed. Cir. 2017) - Waymo sued Uber and others for trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement. Uber contends that Waymo should be compelled to...more

Fenwick & West LLP

Key SCOTUS Decisions in Tech – First Half 2017

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Despite being short one justice for much of the year, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down multiple significant decisions this past term that can unsettle long-standing legal understandings in multiple technology fields. These...more

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Business Litigation Report - June 2017

Courts May Not Depart from the Bankruptcy Priority Rule in Chapter 11 Structured Dismissals - For more than a century, a cornerstone of federal bankruptcy law has been the absolute priority rule, which ensures that a...more

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

June 2017: Equitable Defenses in Patent Cases After SCA Hygiene

On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated opinion in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, 580 U.S. , No. 15-927, slip op. (Mar. 21, 2017), eliminating the...more

Lewitt Hackman

Franchisors, Got Claims? Don't Let Them Spoil Like Bad Cheese

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This is the tale of two restaurants, each facing trademark infringement claims under the Lanham Act brought by two, separate franchisors. The franchisees’ restaurants had three things in common: First, cheese is a key...more

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Wait For It: "Unreasonable Delay" in Bringing Suit is No Longer a Defense in Patent Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a 7-1 ruling in SCA Hygiene1 that eliminated the common-law defense of laches in patent infringement cases. The Supreme Court reasoned that laches is a “gap-filling doctrine” that does...more

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

Summaries of All Supreme Court and Precedential Federal Circuit Patent Cases Decided Since Jun. 1, 2016

This paper is based on reports on precedential patent cases decided by the Federal Circuit distributed by Peter Heuser on a weekly basis. Please see full publication below for more information....more

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