Tuesday's $2 billion patent verdict against Intel Corp. is a record-breaking result under a relatively new Texas federal judge who's seen as an innovator, and could draw even more litigants to a court that's quickly taken over as the reigning hotbed of patent litigation.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has criticized SK Innovation Co.'s alleged "destruction of evidence" as "extraordinary" in a trade secret case from rival LG Energy Solution.
Executives of a CBD company shouldn't be allowed to take back admissions they already made, an investor in the company told a Nevada federal judge in regards to his case against them.
A Massachusetts state court judge dismissed a suit from a woman who claims that Harvard University profited off of the images of her enslaved ancestors while unlawfully ignoring her requests to hand over the nearly 170-year-old photos.
Three days after a jury in Waco, Texas, said Intel should pay over $2 billion for infringing VLSI's chip patents, Intel Corp. urged U.S. District Judge Alan Albright not to move the next trial in the case over different patents to Waco, citing the pandemic and the possibility of the first verdict tainting the jury.
A new study by two Duke University professors says their own employer is a "trademark bully." To learn more, Law360 sat down with one of the authors to chat about why they wrote it, what they found and what might come next.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has announced it is looking into Samsung's allegations that Ericsson's imported semiconductor devices used in 5G networks infringe its patents, less than a month after the trade court agreed to investigate a similar complaint Samsung lobbed against Ericsson's imported 5G network equipment.
File transfer software vendor Accellion, whose recent hack may have exposed data from its BigLaw clients like Jones Day, has hired Latham & Watkins LLP to represent it in a slew of data breach lawsuits in federal court, according to attorney notice filings Thursday.
A Federal Circuit panel on Friday appeared skeptical of arguments by satellite TV providers, including Dish Network Corp., that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board can't reverse a decision to review a patent's validity.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the company behind viral toilet spray "Poo-Pourri" is seeking to wipe out toilet-footstool maker Squatty Potty's trademark registration for its own scented spray — plus two other cases you need to know.
Samsung has told U.S. District Judge Alan Albright that a patent-holding company shouldn't be able to transfer an infringement case against Samsung to Waco, Texas, because the parties already agreed to keep the dispute in Austin and the suit is not at all like VLSI's case against Intel.
A Georgia state court judge barred a former Hauser Inc. executive on Friday from soliciting certain Hauser clients in his new job at a rival company until late September, but trimmed the scope of some of his employment agreements.
A Virginia federal judge on Friday denied Prudential Insurance Co. of America's request to block the registrant of a domain name identical to the insurance giant's trademark from giving testimony in the cybersquatting case.
Grocery store chain HEB asked a Texas federal judge to postpone an in-person jury trial in a patent fight over scan-and-pay technology, citing the COVID-19 pandemic, the state's recent weather crisis and a looming Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision.
The U.S. Department of Transportation will review how a recent 10-year import ban on a South Korean company's electric vehicle batteries affects President Joe Biden's clean transportation goals, according to the nominee for the No. 2 job at the agency.
Schlumberger unit M-I LLC said Thursday that it wants input from a Texas federal judge before agreeing to transfer its patent infringement case to U.S. District Judge Alan Albright, whose former firm used to represent the defendant in the case.
Three hotel chains have urged a Texas federal judge to deny Expedia's bid to intervene in TravelPass' antitrust suit, which claims the chains conspired to keep it from bidding on search terms, saying TravelPass has already opposed releasing information about a private arbitration between the two booking companies.
Comcast wants the Supreme Court to settle the question of whether administrative patent judges were constitutionally appointed, hoping that a ruling that they weren't would give the cable company another shot at invalidating patents covering TV voice recognition technology.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has agreed to review a small exercise bike maker's bid to review Peloton's computerized exercise system patent, adding another layer to a fight where the fitness giant is accused of stifling competition by forcing rivals to defend against patents it likely knows are invalid.
European enforcers are investigating Teva over concerns the pharmaceutical company delayed the emergence of generic competitors to its blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone by misusing patent procedures and disparaging rivals.
1970s soul singer Lenny Williams sang a sad song to the Ninth Circuit Thursday, saying his class certification bid alleging that thousands of Warner Music artists were underpaid millions of dollars in royalties was wrongly denied because Warner was given too much power in discovery and allowed to handpick 100 contracts to share.
SynKloud Technologies wants the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Federal Circuit decision ordering U.S. District Judge Alan Albright to transfer its patent case against Adobe Inc. from Texas to California.
The Federal Circuit on Thursday vacated an injunction against L'Oreal's hair care products at the center of a $50 million patent case brought by Olaplex, faulting a lower court's "inappropriate" summary judgment ruling given the genuine questions of material fact regarding infringement.
The maker of King's Hawaiian sweet rolls has settled a federal trade dress dispute with a bread-baking rival that it had accused of copying its signature bright orange packaging for the bread.
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board is refusing to let a Florida law firm register "The Consumer Protection Firm" as a trademark, saying it was merely a generic phrase.
The Federal Circuit on Thursday rejected a lawsuit accusing the U.S. Army of violating a trademark licensing deal with an apparel company by sometimes refusing to approve projects — including an ad campaign featuring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Yes, we're all still waiting to find out what the U.S. Supreme Court says about Google v. Oracle, but that's not the only copyright case you need to be watching in 2021. Here are the four cases you need to watch in the year ahead, plus three more to keep tabs on.
A constitutional challenge to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and a call for the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify patent eligibility after a bitter Federal Circuit split are among the high-profile patent cases on the docket this year. Here's a look at those and others to watch.
From a potential U.S. Supreme Court case over a parody dog toy to an appellate battle over a Nike slogan, 2021 is shaping up to be a busy year in the world of trademark law. Here are the four cases you need to watch in the year ahead, plus a couple more to keep tabs on.
Data from recent Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act litigation suggests that a biosimilar applicant will inevitably face a declaratory judgment action irrespective of the amount and type of information it provides to the brand holder, say attorneys at Morgan Lewis.
A recent increase in denials of research and development tax credits to small businesses in the architectural, engineering and construction community shows the Internal Revenue Service should issue new guidance to ensure a fair playing field and an opportunity to continue innovating in the U.S., says Julio Gonzalez at Engineered Tax Services.
Attorneys working remotely from jurisdictions in which they are not admitted should take precautionary steps to avoid engaging in unauthorized practice of law, say John Schmidt and Michael Seaman at Phillips Lytle.
Contrary to a popular take, the new Trademark Modernization Act has not simply restored the status quo on the presumption of irreparable injury from likelihood of confusion, and the new legal landscape brings burdens and blessings for plaintiffs and defendants, say William Atkins and Richard Kirkpatrick at Pillsbury.
Parenting during the pandemic has introduced a series of competing personal and professional obligations for attorneys and professional staff, and even organizations that are supportive of their parent employees can take steps to do better, says Meredith Kahan at Saul Ewing.
Recent attention from the U.S. Senate to the gender gap in patent law shows that it's time to rethink qualifying for the patent bar, as well as the educational and business systems that perpetuate outdated stereotypes, say Julie Reed and Marie Weiskopf at Miller Nash.
To tackle knockoffs, the $500 billion criminal enterprise that economists predict will double by 2022 due to exponentially rising e-commerce and the pandemic's effects, brand-protective companies should deploy U.S. International Trade Commission remedies and a variety of alternatives, say Josh Pond and Preetha Chakrabarti at Crowell & Moring.
The prospect of joining a law firm during the pandemic can cause added pressure, but with a few good practices — and a little help from their firms and supervising attorneys — lawyer trainees can get ahead of the curve while working remotely, say William Morris and Ted Landray at King & Spalding.
Law firms looking to diversify historically male-dominated patent practices should examine their hiring practices, expand their pool of applicants from underrepresented groups, tailor job postings and revamp interview processes, says Elaine Spector at Harrity.
After the recent Desire v. Manna Textiles decision tossing a statutory damages verdict in the Ninth Circuit, copyright plaintiffs there may no longer be able to multiply the number of available statutory damage awards per work based on the number of downstream infringers, says Matthew Gershman at Greenberg Traurig.
Attorneys at Nossaman look at how President Joe Biden’s ethics pledge goes beyond those of his predecessors by imposing post-employment shadow lobbying and golden parachute restrictions on his administration’s appointees — and how a House bill proposing expansion of federal ethics law could affect enforcement.
The 2020 decline in patents issued to eight out of 10 top filers at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office suggests that we may see further weakness in filing activity in the following years, but we should expect growth in the number of patents filed by emerging technology companies, says Pedram Sameni at Patexia.
Considering the registrability of the Jan. 6 rallying cry "Stop the Steal" as a trademark, John Halski at Perkins Coie finds that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office should adopt an approach that more clearly acknowledges that political slogans may function as trademarks in certain situations and that clearly identifies reasons for refusal.
Law graduates across the states are sitting for the grueling two-day bar exam this week despite menstruation-related barriers, such as inadequate menstrual product and bathroom access, which could be eradicated with simple policy tweaks, say law professors Elizabeth Cooper, Margaret Johnson and Marcy Karin.
The volume and diversity of data managed by law firms today — from client files to internal financial records — may seem daunting, but when properly organized, good data can help practitioners stay competitive by providing sharper insight into firm resources and cost of work, say Jaron Luttich and Barry Wiggins at Element Standard.