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Microsoft Request For Patent Lawsuit Review Rejected

SEATTLE – (AP) A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Microsoft Corp.’s request to review a $290 million patent ruling involving the software maker's popular word processing program. Microsoft had asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for a review by its full roster...

Nestle Sues Sara Lee Over Nespresso Coffee Makers

PARIS - (AP) Nestle SA has launched a patent infringement lawsuit against U.S. rival Sara Lee Corp. over a product that it says unfairly uses its popular capsule-based Nespresso coffee machines, the Swiss food giant said Tuesday. Nestle said it is suing Sara Lee in France. . . . Full version available...

AstraZeneca Wins Patent Dispute Over Crestor

NEW YORK - (AP) AstraZeneca Plc said Tuesday it won a patent challenge brought against its blockbuster cholesterol drug Crestor by generic drug developers. The U.S. District Court in Delaware ruled that a key patent on the company's third best-selling drug is valid and that challenger Apotex could...

OPTi Files Patent Lawsuit Against VIA Technologies, Inc. and Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.

PALO ALTO, Calif. - (MarketWatch ) OPTi Inc has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against VIA Technologies, Inc. and Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. for patent infringement. Read the full version of this article here .

Uniloc USA Inc. Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Sony America, McAfee, Activision, Quark

IRVINE, Calif. - Uniloc USA Inc., a pioneer and leader in physical device recognition anti-fraud technology, has sued Sony Corp. of America, Sony DADC, McAfee, Activision, Quark, Aspyr Media and Borland Software Corp. for their alleged unauthorized use of Uniloc's patented anti-piracy product activation...

Supreme Court Takes Up Patent Inventorship Dispute

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Four months after inviting the views of the U.S. solicitor general, the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 1 agreed to hear a case that could better define the rights of federal contractor universities in patent disputes arising from federally funded research ( Board of Trustees...

Apple Sues Motorola Over Smart Phone Patent

NEW YORK - (AP) Apple is suing Motorola for infringing on patents related to its smart phones. Apple Inc. said in a filing on Friday that Motorola's Droid, Cliq, BackFlip and other phones violate its patents related to the iPhone's touch screen and user interface. Full version available to lexis...

Technology Company Files Patent Lawsuit Against Ford

TACOMA, Wash. - (AP) A technology company has filed a lawsuit against Ford Motor Co., claiming several of the electronic features the automaker includes in its vehicles violate the company's patents. Eagle Harbor Holdings LLC and subsidiary, MediusTech LLC, filed the patent infringement case against...

Music Service Spotify In Patent Infringement Lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Digital music service Spotify, which recently arrived in the U.S., has been sued by music and video streaming software maker PacketVideo for allegedly violating a patent it holds for digital music distribution. In court documents filed this week in U.S. District Court in the Southern...

AstraZeneca Settles Patent Litigation With Handa

LONDON - (AP) Drug maker AstraZeneca says it has reached an agreement with a U.S. company to settle patent infringement litigation. AstraZeneca said Friday that Handa Pharmaceuticals of Fremont, California had accepted that AstraZeneca had valid patents for Seroquel XR for the treatment of depression...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Is Multidistrict Patent Litigation The Next Frontier?

By Robert Angle On January 26, 2012, Bear Creek Technologies, Inc. ("Bear Creek") filed a Notice of Filing Motion for Multi-District Litigation pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407, in Bear Creek Technologies, Inc. v. RCN Telecom Services, LLC, Civil Action No.: 2:11-cv-103 (RAJ/FBS). This...

Supreme Court Unanimously Reverses Hatch-Waxman Counterclaim Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Generic drug manufacturers may employ the Hatch-Waxman Act's counterclaim provision - known as a Section viii - to force correction of an inaccurate label when the brand-name drug's description overstates a particular method of use, the U.S. Supreme Court held...

Jury Finds For Google On Oracle Patent Claims In California Federal Court

SAN FRANCSICO - (Mealey's) After seven days of deliberation, a California federal jury on May 23 acquitted Google Inc. of patent infringement claims levied by Oracle America Inc. ( Oracle America Inc. v. Google Inc. , No. 10-3561, N.D. Calif.). ( Verdict. Document #16-120604-007V .) A Google...

U.S. Supreme Court To Decide Jurisdiction In Patent Malpractice Cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The question of the best forum - state or federal court - for legal malpractice claims stemming from underlying patent litigation will be addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court, which granted certiorari on Oct. 5 ( Jerry W. Gunn v. Vernon F. Minton , No. 11-1118, U.S. Sup...

High Court Will Consider Whether Reverse-Payment Settlements Are Anti-Competitive

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey's) The Supreme Court on Dec. 7 granted the Federal Trade Commission’s petition for a writ of certiorari seeking consideration of whether reverse-payment settlements of patent litigation between the holder of a drug patent and generic manufacturers of the drug...

K&L Gates Team Wins Major Jury Verdict For Carnegie Mellon University In Patent Infringement Case

PITTSBURGH - A team of lawyers from global law firm K&L Gates LLP led Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to victory over Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. in front of a Pittsburgh jury Dec. 26, winning a $1.1 billion verdict, K&L Gates announced in a press release. ...

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Legal Malpractice, Patent Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Allegations that a group of attorneys committed legal malpractice by failing to plead an experimental use defense in a patent infringement case do not constitute a "substantial" question of federal law, counsel for the attorneys told the U.S. Supreme Court...

Federal Judge Upholds $368 Million Patent Infringement Verdict Against Apple, Inc.

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, Texas Federal District Judge Leonard Davis denied Apple, Inc.'s motion for post-trial relief from a substantial verdict that had been awarded to plaintiff VirnetX in November of 2012 ( VirnetX, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., et al. , No. 6:12-cv-00855-LED; 6:10-cv-00417-LED...

United States Supreme Court Remands Patent Case For Review As To Whether Terms In The Patent Are Sufficiently Define Under The Patent Act

The United States Supreme Court, on June 2, 2014, handed down the opinion in the case of Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc, 13-369 . Biosig Instruments, Inc. (Biosig) held a patent for a heart rate monitor and filed a patent infringement action against Nautilus, Inc. (Nautilus) that claimed that...

Boston Scientific Pays $600 Million To Settle Guidant Contract Suit By Johnson & Johnson

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — (Mealey’s) Boston Scientific Corp. on Feb. 17 announced that it has agreed to pay Johnson & Johnson (J&J) $600 million to settle a nine-year-old lawsuit alleging that Guidant Corp., which is now a Boston Scientific subsidiary, in 2006 interfered with J&J’s...