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Judge Grants Final Approval Of $12.5M Securities Class Action Settlement
Posted on 23 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

LAS VEGAS - A federal judge in Nevada on Oct. 19 granted final approval of a $12.5 million securities class action settlement against the world's largest gaming company and certain of its current and former executive officers, ruling that a class... Read More

Federal Circuit: Claim Not Invalid For Indefiniteness
Posted on 29 Apr 2013 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A New York federal judge erred in granting a defendant's motion for summary judgment of patent invalidity, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled April 26 in a dispute over heart monitor technology (Biosig Instruments Inc... Read More

Judge Dismisses Securities Claims Against Satyam Directors, Others
Posted on 7 Jan 2013 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on Jan. 2 dismissed federal securities law claims against a number of defendants in a securities class action lawsuit against directors of Indian information technology company Satyam Computer Services Ltd. and others... Read More

Conspiracy Claims Related To 4G Standard Setting Survive Motion To Dismiss
Posted on 9 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge in Pennsylvania on October 4 declined to dismiss allegations by a developer of technology used to locate mobile handsets against a standard-setting organization (SSO), concluding that the developer plausibly alleged that... Read More

Design Defect, Warning Claims Survive In Wright Hip Case, As Does Defense Expert
Posted on 16 May 2012 by Mealeys

ATLANTA - A Georgia federal judge on May 11 denied summary judgment on design defect and failure-to-warn claims in a Wright Medical Technology Inc. ProFemur hip case but also denied the plaintiffs' motion to exclude a defense expert ( Elie M. Mims... Read More

Cross-Motions Denied By Washington Federal Judge In Patent Dispute
Posted on 7 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. and Motorola Inc. were denied summary judgment on June 6 by a Washington federal judge, clearing the way for a trial on allegations that Motorola failed to fairly license patents related to video streaming and other wi-fi technology... Read More

Federal Circuit Partly Remands Denial Of Relief In Apple Patent Suit
Posted on 15 May 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Although largely agreeing with a California federal judge's decision to deny a preliminary injunction in a patent dispute over smart phone and tablet technology, a divided Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on May 14 nonetheless... Read More

Competitor Fails To Allege SanDisk's Licensing Scheme Violates Antitrust Law
Posted on 25 Apr 2012 by Mealeys

OAKLAND, Calif. - PNY Technologies Inc. failed to sufficiently allege that SanDisk Corp. misused the market power inherent in its patent portfolio in the flash memory technology upstream market to demand multitiered licensing and royalties in the downstream... Read More

Kodak Sues Apple, FlashPoint To Prevent Them From Delaying Patent Sale
Posted on 19 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - Bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co. on June 18 filed an adversary proceeding in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief to prevent Apple Inc. and FlashPoint Technology Inc. from delaying... Read More

Motion To Compel Denied In $1.1 Billion In Patent Case
Posted on 1 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

PITTSBURGH - Efforts by a defendant recently ordered by jurors to pay $1.1 billion in patent infringement damages to force a plaintiff to produce privileged documents were rejected Feb. 28 by a Pennsylvania federal judge (Carnegie Mellon University v... Read More

$3.3 Million Dollar Judgment Entered Against Couple Accused of Enslaving and Raping Housekeeper
Posted on 6 Sep 2012 by Mealeys

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A U.S. Department of State information technology manager and her husband tricked an Ethiopian woman into accompanying them as their domestic servant to Japan, where they held her virtually as a prisoner in their home and forced her... Read More

Federal Circuit Affirms Claim Construction In Tech Patent Case
Posted on 12 Apr 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A stipulated judgment of noninfringement in a dispute over smart card technology will stand, thanks to an April 11 ruling by the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (Smartmetric Inc. v. American Express Company, No. 11-1473, Fed.... Read More

Noninfringement Findings Largely Vacated By Federal Circuit In Memory Case
Posted on 9 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Because a Wisconsin federal judge erroneously construed two limitations and a claim term found in a series of patents relating to flash memory data management, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 9 vacated a judgment of... Read More

Insurer Did Not Breach Its Contract As It Had No Duty To Defend, Panel Concludes
Posted on 3 Dec 2012 by Mealeys

NEW ORLEANS - A commercial general liability insurer has not breached its contract because it has no duty to defend an insured against allegations that are either purely economic and, thus, not covered or are purely legal conclusions, rather than factual... Read More

En Banc Federal Circuit Revisits Single Entity Rule In Patent Cases
Posted on 4 Sep 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A deeply divided Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 31 that although all the claimed steps of a method must be performed in order to find induced patent infringement, it is not necessary to prove that all steps were committed... Read More