The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s revamped system for amending patents in America Invents Act reviews will make the process more viable and responds to concerns about the compressed timeline outlined in an earlier proposal, attorneys say.
Netflix Inc. urged a Vermont federal judge on Thursday to toss a trademark suit over its "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch" movie, ripping into claims from the company that owns the rights to the "Choose Your Own Adventure" book series and calling a recently filed amended complaint "even weaker" than the first.
A California federal judge expressed frustration Thursday with presiding over infringement cases involving patents being reviewed by the PTAB, saying during a hearing in a suit against Apple that allowing the case to proceed could result in inconsistent rulings, but staying it could make litigation "interminable."
An engineer accused of stealing "revolutionary" secrets from Intel Cop. before jumping ship for rival computer chipmaker Micron Technology Inc. must return any confidential documents he took from the company, a California federal judge said Wednesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday nudged Voltstar Technologies to respond to a cert petition aiming to clarify whether inter partes reviews can be filed a year after an infringement suit is voluntarily dismissed and whether institution of those reviews can be appealed.
A California federal judge has allowed Qualcomm to pursue its counterclaim in an antitrust suit that Apple forfeited rights to favorable licensing terms for smartphone technology.
A former Anheuser-Busch employee cannot escape the brewer’s trade secret suit accusing him of stealing beer recipes and passing them on to class action attorneys looking to sue the company over allegedly watered-down beer, the Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday.
The Federal Circuit on Thursday upheld a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision invalidating a claim of a hybrid vehicle patent owned by Paice LLC, rejecting the tech company's contention that the board wrongly relied on inconsistent testimony from Ford Motor Co.'s expert.
Tesla has accused four former employees of stealing company trade secrets and taking them to a competitor, telling a California federal court that one even emailed himself confidential information with the note, "you sly dog you."
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s precedent-setting panel won’t look at whether the board can still review a patent after certain district court and U.S. International Trade Commission challenges.
Allergan PLC said a group that claims the company's anti-competitive methods caused it to overpay for its ulcerative colitis drug should not get a second chance at class certification after the First Circuit knocked down its first attempt.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board declined to cancel a window patent in its first-ever derivation proceeding Wednesday, shutting down a challenge from the country’s largest maker of windows and doors.
The international provisions of the 2017 tax overhaul often limit the ability of taxpayers to carry forward losses or credits and smooth over their tax liabilities, leveling an unexpected tax hit on companies with uneven years of profitability.
MillerCoors is suing rival Anheuser-Busch over a Super Bowl ad for Bud Light that claimed Miller Lite and Coors Light contained corn syrup, calling it false advertising “designed to frighten consumers.”
The Clorox Co. on Wednesday tarred rival Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC with claims that the Britain-based maker of Lysol brand cleaning products has run an ad campaign aimed at unfairly muddying the reputation of Clorox cleaning solutions, disinfecting wipes and toilet bowl cleaners.
Enforcing intellectual property rights in health care and ensuring competition to everyone’s benefit — especially finding ways to control skyrocketing prescription drug costs — has emerged as a priority at the Federal Trade Commission, a Republican member of the body said Wednesday.
An expelled partner from Pittsburgh-based Carlson Lynch LLP asked the Superior Court of Pennsylvania on Wednesday to lift a temporary stay preventing him from accessing the firm’s database of investigative material.
Figuring out what constitutes a manageable workload for the nation’s district judges is no simple task. Getting the judiciary the resources it needs is even harder.
The Western District of Louisiana is supposed to have seven district judges. But for a year, most of the courthouses were operating without a single Article III judge. As usual, magistrate judges picked up the slack.
The full Federal Circuit shot down Zimmer Inc.’s request to re-evaluate the $254 million bill it's facing for infringing Stryker Corp.’s surgical tool patents in a case that led the U.S. Supreme Court to relax the standard for awarding enhanced damages.
A wave of new precedents coming out of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board over the past two weeks has touched on everything from live testimony to motions to amend. Here is a rundown of the decisions to bring you up to speed.
A former Bracewell LLP patent litigator who recently took the federal bench in Waco, Texas, has caused a major stir for the state's intellectual property bar, with some firms betting the new judge could grow the Western District of Texas into a patent hotbed that could rival the state's Eastern District.
Delaware unseated the Eastern District of Texas as the top patent hotspot. Two boutique intellectual property firms dominated at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. District courts saw fewer cases, and patent owners sought fewer Injunctions. 2018 was a year when patent attorneys retooled their strategies.
Google is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to tackle the company’s smartphone war with Oracle, capping off more than eight years of contentious copyright litigation between the two software giants. Here’s an interactive look back at how we got here.
In the year and a half since the Federal Circuit's decision in Aqua Products v. Matal, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's grant rate for motions to amend has more than doubled, say Justin Krieger and Christopher Thomas of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.
The U.S. Department of Justice's China Initiative should be a signal to Chinese companies, multinational companies with Chinese subsidiaries, and U.S.-based investors in Chinese companies — it's time to design and implement strong anti-corruption and anti-bribery programs, says Jean Chow-Callam of FTI Consulting Inc.
The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous ruling on Wednesday in Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP removes nearly all activities taken by creditors seeking nonjudicial foreclosure of liens and mortgages from the ambit of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, says John Baxter of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.
These days, a popular theme in media is that lawyers' jobs will be taken by robots. However, based on the tech issues discussed at the South by Southwest technology conference in Austin, Texas, last month, robots may in fact need lawyers, says Nick Abrahams of Norton Rose Fulbright.
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent unanimous decisions in Rimini Street v. Oracle and Fourth Estate v. Wall-Street.com clarify terms in the Copyright Act that have been misconstrued for decades, say Alain Villeneuve and Evan Muller of Duane Morris LLP.
You passed the bar exam and are ready for the character and fitness committee interview. Time to think about how to discuss that minor incident in college, that misdemeanor in high school or that mental health issue that you have totally under control, says Richard Maltz of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC.
Though general propositions of antitrust appear to pose serious threats to the Federal Trade Commission's case against Qualcomm in the Northern District of California, a closer look shows how Qualcomm's use of its patents has distorted the competitive process, says Thomas Cotter of the University of Minnesota Law School.
My initial reaction to "Doing Justice" was that author Preet Bharara may have bitten off more than he could chew — an accusation leveled against him when he served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York — but I found the book full of helpful gems, says U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant of the Southern District of California.
Though most experts believe that an imminent recession is unlikely, slowdown fears are increasing. Now is the time for firms to consider how to best leverage their communications and marketing teams to lessen impacts from a potential economic slowdown, says Tom Orewyler of Tom Orewyler Communications LLC.
Hikma's recent certiorari petition claims the Federal Circuit’s decision in Vanda v. West-Ward amounts to a free pass under Section 101 for method-of-treatment claims. But Vanda is a fact-specific ruling that attempts to find some middle ground in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Section 101 precedents, say Sasha Rao and Erin Gaddes of Maynard Cooper & Gale PC.