A Texas federal judge made public on Friday his reasons for not granting Apple Inc. a redo over its $503 million patent trial loss to VirnetX Inc., saying among other things that VirnetX's closing arguments didn't unduly push the jury to "punish" its tech giant rival.
The full Federal Circuit refused on Friday to take another look at a panel ruling that revived C.R. Bard's $67.5 million infringement claims and undid a Delaware federal judge's finding that the medical device maker's patents were invalid.
A Florida appeals court on Friday threw out a $15.5 million judgment against R.J. Reynolds over the death of a lifelong smoker who succumbed to cancer, saying jurors had received insufficient instructions to find the company liable for a claim of conspiracy to fraudulently conceal information.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated five claims of a Florida company's image editing patent at the heart of a $4.3 million jury verdict against Samsung, reversing an earlier decision that upheld the claims.
A former Insys executive asked a federal judge Friday to delay her prison sentence to avoid "prison parenting" her teenage son in the middle of the pandemic, when she says he needs her most.
A Massachusetts state court judge suggested Friday that puppies could fall under the definition of livestock as he heard closing arguments in a bench trial over whether a million-dollar bernedoodle operation can run in a residential neighborhood.
Allstate is facing a proposed class action brought on behalf of as many as 10,000 Texas lawyers and law firms, accusing the insurer of routinely putting forth unqualified experts to delay justice and drive up court costs.
King & Spalding LLP and a lawyer who said he was unlawfully fired for raising ethics concerns will have to wait until at least June to square off at trial, after concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic led a New York federal judge to scuttle plans to push forward in April.
An Eastern District of Texas judge on Friday pushed a retrial to March 8 in a breach of contract case that was disrupted halfway through testimony in November when 15 trial participants tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Second Circuit on Friday upheld the convictions of two Adidas basketball marketers and an aspiring agent for defrauding certain Adidas-sponsored universities by paying recruits to steer them to those schools, keeping in place a win for Manhattan federal prosecutors in one of two trials stemming from their college hoops corruption probe.
Yoko Ono Lennon told a New York federal court Thursday that she's reached a deal to end her suit alleging the former assistant of her late husband and Beatles frontman John Lennon violated a 2003 court order in which he promised to stop publishing and speaking publicly about Lennon or Ono.
Counsel for immigrant advocacy organizations challenging a 2019 Florida law banning so-called sanctuary policies ripped a state attorney Thursday over his comparison of their legislative efforts to those of alleged anti-immigrant "hate groups" whose involvement they say was evidence of the law's alleged discriminatory intent.
A federal lawyer told the Seventh Circuit on Thursday that a $29.7 million award for a kidney failure patient shouldn't stand, saying that a judge shirked the proper analysis needed when finding that the patient bore no blame for the progression of his hypertension.
A Dallas judge on Thursday disputed Credit Suisse's argument that a Highland Capital Management LP unit should receive none of a $40 million jury verdict for a bungled land appraisal ahead of a 2007 Las Vegas real estate deal.
Eastern District of Texas Judge Rodney Gilstrap has agreed to press pause on a patent lawsuit against Cisco Systems Inc. despite it being "late" in the game, citing the high probability that the scope of the claims will change during reexamination proceedings.
A Tennessee federal judge has ruled that auto parts maker The PendaForm Co. breached its former CEO's contract by failing to pay him severance after his firing for comments made after the company was sold, saying a non-solicitation clause in his contract was unenforceable.
President Donald Trump has commuted the 40-year sentence of Fred Davis "Dave" Clark Jr., who was convicted in 2015 of helping run a $300 million Ponzi scheme through the Florida Keys-based company Cay Clubs Resort and Marinas, Law360 has learned.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office told the Federal Circuit Wednesday that VirnetX should not be able to invoke Arthrex to get rehearings on Patent Trial and Appeal Board rulings that struck down part of two network security patents involved in a $502.8 million verdict against Apple.
U.S. District Judge Alan Albright in Texas signed off on an effort to postpone an in-person jury trial that was set to start in six weeks in a patent fight over scan and pay technology between the grocery store chain HEB and startup Digital Retail Apps.
A two-partner practice specializing in working with sellers on Amazon has moved from the intellectual property boutique Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein to the New York offices of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP.
A Delaware vice chancellor on Thursday ruled that Noble Energy Inc. must turn records over to an investor who is seeking to investigate if there was officer wrongdoing connected to the company's $13 billion sale to Chevron Corp. last year.
Some court depositions and hearings might remain virtual once the coronavirus pandemic subsides, and general counsel will need to adjust their expectations and invest in technology if they want to prevail in the cases they face, according to a report released Wednesday by Crowell & Moring LLP.
The lead prosecutor in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case, who prosecuted actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, has left the Boston U.S. attorney's office for a boutique litigation firm and is now suing another high-profile defendant: Alex Rodriguez.
An Illinois federal judge has cut over $200 million from a Motorola unit's $760 million win in a trade secrets trial against Hytera Corp. linked to digital walkie-talkies, saying there was a partial double recovery.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association urged a California appellate panel Wednesday to block a new defamation trial for former University of Southern California assistant football coach Todd McNair, arguing that the lead juror should not have been disqualified after the verdict.
A look back at 2020 antitrust cases shows why economic evidence is likely to remain a key element in merger-enforcement litigation, despite the occasional anomaly, says Julie Elmer at Freshfields.
In this brief video, Peter Chan and Karl Egbert at Baker McKenzie, and Suzan Rose at the Alternative Investment Management Association discuss fund manager compliance and monitoring issues related to state and federal rules on campaign contributions, particularly in light of the recent election cycle.
The recent Federal Circuit decision Simio v. FlexSim is the latest in a trend concerning a class of inventions that are patent ineligible because they’re not novel despite purporting to improve computer technology, and is informative for winning or surviving early motions to dismiss, say Braden Katterheinrich and JD Schneider at Faegre Drinker.
Some recent litigation developments demonstrate efforts by law firms and their clients to search for opportunities in the COVID-19 economic fallout, while others — such as the rise of contingency fee arrangements — reflect acceleration of tendencies that were already underway, says William Weisman at Therium Capital.
In the face of rising client demands due to the pandemic and the changing regulatory environment, and with remote work continuing for the foreseeable future, lawyers should invest in their well-being by establishing inspiring yet realistic goals for 2021 — one month at a time, says Krista Larson at Morgan Lewis.
"Confidential" and other search terms commonly used to locate privileged documents during e-discovery are pretty ineffective, so practitioners should consider including specific types of keywords that are demonstrably better at targeting privilege, say Robert Keeling at Sidley and Rishi Chhatwal at AT&T.
Lawyers working remotely during the pandemic while physically outside the jurisdictions in which they are licensed will find some comfort in a recent American Bar Association opinion sanctioning such practice, but there is ambiguity regarding the contours of what's allowed, say attorneys at Harris Wiltshire.
Whether geared toward a global audience or a particular client, a law firm's articles, blog posts and client alerts should strive to be original by harnessing a few editorial tools and following the right distribution sequence, say Steven Andersen and Tal Donahue at Infinite Global.
Judges should take into consideration the several points of law enforcement and prosecutorial discretion — from traffic stops to charging decisions and sentencing recommendations — that often lead to race-based disparate treatment before a criminal defendant even reaches the courthouse, say Judge Juan Villaseñor and Laurel Quinto at Colorado's Eighth Judicial District Court.
Lawyers should remember that the basics of interpersonal relationships have not changed despite the completely virtual environment caused by the pandemic, and should leverage the new year as an excuse to connect with clients in several ways, say Megan Senese and Courtney Hudson at Pillsbury.
While 2020 was an off year for U.S. biosimilars, with only 29 new regulatory approvals and 29 patent litigation matters, it does not appear to be a reflection of things to come, given a flourishing market, bursting pipelines, and clinical trial activity, say Joshua Whitehill and Jay Deshmukh at Kasowitz.
For law firms planning overhauls in their information technology infrastructures in light of hard lessons learned from pandemic-era transition to remote work, there are five ways to ensure even the biggest tech upgrade has minimal impact on client service, says Brad Paubel at Lexicon.
2020 spurred ingenuity in both inventions fighting COVID-19 and patent practice trends, including increases in litigation and inter partes review petitions, attention to artificial intelligence patents, and the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to address patent eligibility, say attorneys at WilmerHale.
In this brief video, Peter Chan and Karl Egbert at Baker McKenzie, and Suzan Rose at the Alternative Investment Management Association, discuss the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's recent trial victory in SEC v. Paulsen, a case that illustrates the agency's increasing focus on gift and entertainment expense compliance for asset managers.
Careful construction of an amicus brief's essential elements — including the table of contents, which determines whether a brief gets studied or skimmed — and the order in which they are crafted are key to maximizing a party's hoped-for impact on a case before the U.S. Supreme Court or other appellate courts, say Mark Chopko and Karl Myers at Stradley Ronon.