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Patent Infringement

Owning the Patent Isn’t Always Enough for Standing

by Jones Day on

In a recent Initial Determination (“ID”), Administrative Law Judge Lord ruled that a patent owner did not have standing to sue without joining a third party to which certain rights had been transferred. Certain Audio...more

Jury’s Award for Patent Infringement Increased to 3 Million for Infringing Window Blinds Components

by Knobbe Martens on

Patent Judgments & Awards - On February 8, 2018, Judge Andrew Guilford of the District Court for Central District of California increased a jury award against Custom Blinds and Components Inc. (“CBC”) for patent...more

Innovation In Hatch-Waxman And ANDA Litigation

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The Hatch-Waxman Act was enacted in 1984 to address two main congressional goals: (1) to encourage innovation in pharmaceutical research and development; and (2) to help generic drugs reach the market more quickly. Through...more

Finjan Your Claims into Patent Eligibility (Presentation)

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- Finjan is a cybersecurity company that provides various security services, including mobile VPN and virus screening services. Finjan owns several patents related to cybersecurity. - Blue Coat is a software company that...more

U.S. District Court For The Eastern District Of Texas Finds Defendants Have Not Committed Acts Of Infringement Sufficient To...

by Weintraub Tobin on

The U.S. Supreme Court’s May 22, 2017 ruling in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods held that personal jurisdiction alone does not convey venue for patent cases under the patent venue statute. Previously, the Court of Appeals for the...more

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

PATENT CASE OF THE WEEK - Ottah v. Fiat Chrysler, Appeal No. 2017-1842 (March 7, 2018) - In Ottah v. Fiat Chrysler, the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court’s grant of summary judgment of non-infringement as to...more

Allergan’s Infringement Positions Don’t Gel with Proper Claim Construction

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Addressing non-infringement on a summary judgment motion, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled that Mylan and Teva’s accused generic products did not infringe as a matter of law because water is not a...more

The Tricky Art of Assessing Damages for Infringement of Software-Related Patents

What is it worth to be able to block employees from using social media while on the job? And how should one determine that value, exactly? While it might be easy to determine the value of a stand-alone invention, it is much...more

Good Vibrations, Bad Vibrations: American Axle v. Neapco Ruling

by Fenwick & West LLP on

In reading post-Mayo/Alice decisions, some seem more comfortable than others. I’ve been having a tough time getting my head and heart around a recent decision from Judge Leonard Stark of the District of Delaware. The case is...more

Employer Lacks Right to Sue for Patent Infringement When Employment Agreement Fails to Assign Employee Inventions

An employer lacked standing to sue for patent infringement because the employment agreement with the inventor simply provided an obligation to assign in the future, rather than an assignment that is effective without further...more

Judge Sleet Denies Defendant’s Motion For Judgment As A Matter Of Law Following Jury Verdict In Plaintiffs’ Favor In Patent...

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Gregory M. Sleet in Green Mountain Glass LLC & Culchrome LLC v. Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc. d/b/a Veralla North America, Civil Action No. 14-392 (D.Del. March 8, 2018), the...more

Top Developments in Hatch-Waxman Litigation for March 2018

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

This month, we highlight several significant decisions including The Medicines Company v. Hospira, Inc. and Index Pharmaceuticals, LLC v. Gilead Sciences, Inc. and the Trump administration’s legislative proposal to increase...more

Undisclosed Routine Details Insufficient to Distinguish Prior Art from Claimed Method

by McDermott Will & Emery on

After reviewing a manufacturing patent related to the antibiotic ertapenem, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit determined that the claimed manufacturing process was obvious because the prior art disclosed...more

Patent Infringement Analysis Varies Based on Statutory Claim Type

Patent claims serve to provide notice as to the scope of an invention described in a patent. The claims can be directed to various statutory types, such as an apparatus, article, composition, method, system, or any other...more

Apotex Released from Infringement Finding After Claim Construction Appeal

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found that the US District Court for the District of Delaware erred in its claim construction and consequently vacated the ruling that Apotex’s proposed abbreviated new drug...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

Delaware Court Applies Acorda “Acts of Infringement” Definition to Post-TC Heartland Venue Analysis

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Addressing a motion to dismiss for improper venue following TC Heartland, a Delaware district court held that an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) filer that intends to market an allegedly infringing drug in a certain...more

Determining Venue for ANDAs Containing Paragraph IV Certification

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The US District Court for the Northern District of Texas found that venue was not proper under 28 USC § 1400(b) because Teva Pharmaceuticals USA did not commit any act of infringement in the Northern District of Texas, nor...more

What Constitutes Sufficient Factual Allegations For An Induced-Patent-Infringement Claim?

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Order Granting Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss with Leave to Amend, CyWee Group Ltd. v. HTC Corp., W.D. Wash. (March 1, 2018) (Judge James L. Robart) - Actively inducing patent infringement incurs liability under 35 U.S.C. §...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | March 2018 #2

US, EU Near Agreement on Shellfish Trade - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed to allow the import of raw bivalve molluscan shellfish—including clams, mussels, oysters and scallops—harvested in the...more

Promega Corp. v. Life Technologies Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

At about this time last year, the Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit's determination that there are circumstances in which a party may be liable for infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(1) for supplying or causing to...more

Successful Section 101 Motion to Dismiss: Digital Ad Delivery Is Abstract Concept

On March 1, 2018, United States District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer (S.D.N.Y.) granted defendants’—Charter Communications, Inc. and Spectrum Management Holding Company, LLC (together, “Charter”)—motion to dismiss a patent...more

PTAB Holds Indian Tribes Don’t Offer an Out from IPR

In a highly anticipated decision on the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s motion to terminate inter partes review proceedings, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board rejected tribal sovereign immunity to IPRs. The PTAB’s decision also...more

Ottah v. Fiat Chrysler

by Knobbe Martens on

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Newman, Hughes, and Stoll. Appeal from U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Summary: General disclosures in the specification and statements that describe the...more

Hepatitis C Patent Falls for Non-Enablement, Wiping Out $2.5 Billion Infringement Verdict

In a hard-fought patent battle involving “groundbreaking” work by both parties, Chief Judge Stark of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware ruled that plaintiff Idenix’s patent for treating Hepatitis C virus...more

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