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    Gun Maker: Evidence Supports Injunction Barring Knock-Off Rifles

    Case: Cybergun S.A., et al. v. JAG Precision, Inc., No. 12-17640, 9th Cir.; See January 2013, Page 22.

    McCarter & English Snags Novak Druce IP Partner

    McCarter & English LLP has added to its Wilmington, Del., office a former Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg LLP partner who specializes in representing large chemical and manufacturing corporations in complex intellectual property disputes, his...

    Deals Rumor Mill: Marks & Spencer, Liberty Media, CPPIB

    Qatar's sovereign wealth fund dodges rumors it plans to throw $12 billion at a U.K. retailer, while the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board adds to the stiff competition for a nuclear fuel company's takeover. ...read more

    Hedge Fund Suit Over Liverpool Takeover Lacking, RBS Says

    A Royal Bank of Scotland PLC attorney urged a New York state judge to toss a hedge fund's lawsuit accusing the bank of derailing its £385 million ($605 million) bid for topflight English soccer team Liverpool FC, arguing that new allegations...

    Deals Rumor Mill: Rockwood, Best Buy, Samsung

    Rockwood bundles assets in an attempt to stoke multibillion-dollar private equity interest, while a Best Buy executive's move fuels talk of divestments for the wavering company. ...read more

    Ex-Shearman Silicon Valley Partner Opens Solo IP Practice

    Vicki Veenker, the founding partner of Shearman & Sterling LLP's Silicon Valley intellectual property group, has left the firm to open her own solo practice, Veenker told Law360 Wednesday. ...read more

    Sea Change For Import And Sale Of Foreign-Made Goods

    The March 19 U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of a nongeographic interpretation of the first sale doctrine will have major implications for the sale of secondhand goods in numerous markets that involve copyrighted materials, such as consumer electronics...

    Hartford Dodges Coverage For Adobe Piracy Suit

    A California federal judge on Tuesday ruled Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. has no duty to cover software company Purplus Inc. in a lawsuit filed by Adobe Systems Inc. alleging Purplus infringed its copyrights and trademarks by copying and distributing...

    Samsung Hits Back At Ericsson In Patent Licensing Battle

    Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. countersued Ericsson Inc. in Texas federal court Monday over 12 telecom patents, alleging Ericsson — "unhinged" by its exit from the mobile device market — has refused to license its standard-essential...

    Judge Pares Air Co. Suit Over $1.1B Boeing Air Force Bid

    An Alabama federal judge on Wednesday significantly slashed a lawsuit brought by bankrupt Alabama Aircraft Industries Inc.'s trustee against Boeing Co. over a $1.1 billion U.S. Air Force contract, throwing out claims of misappropriation and fraud...

    Ericsson Likely Swiped Airvana Hardware Designs, Judge Says

    A New York state judge found Tuesday that Airvana Network Solutions Inc. was likely to prove breach of contract claims in its $330 million suit alleging that Ericsson Inc. stole designs for cellphone data transmission hardware. ...read more

    Judge Says Pa. Drilling Lawsuit Settlement Is Public Record

    A Pennsylvania state court judge ruled Wednesday in favor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette when she determined that the public had the right to view details of a settlement agreement between three gas drilling companies and a western Pennsylvania family...

    Apple Stole Digital Rights Protection IP, Intertrust Says

    Apple Inc. is willfully infringing on 15 patents for technology used to prevent the unauthorized copying of music and video files through the iPhone, the iPad, iTunes and the Apple App Store, according to a lawsuit filed by Intertrust Technologies Corporation...

    AT&T Hit With $28M Verdict For Streaming IP Violations

    A Texas jury on Wednesday awarded $27.5 million in damages to Two-Way Media LLC in its lawsuit alleging AT&T Inc. and its subsidiaries infringed a group of patents governing live-streaming technology for broadcasting audio and video over the Internet...

    7 Reasons To Do Pro Bono Work

    Research shows that helping others and cultivating social relationships makes us happier and that generous people live longer, healthier lives. These are just a few of the countless reasons to create time in our busy schedules to do pro bono and charitable...

    Do SEP Holders Seeking Injunctions Violate Section 2?

    Recent U.S. Department of Justice speeches and statements indicate that the DOJ may be searching for ways to enforce a policy of using Section 2 of the Sherman Act to discourage standard essential patent holders who license their patents on fair, reasonable...

    Meso Scale V. Roche Rethinks Reverse Triangular Mergers

    Meso Scale Diagnostics v. Roche Diagnostics, a case of first impression in Delaware, will likely be viewed with relief by corporate practitioners because it both resolves the ambiguity created by an earlier ruling in this same case and because it sits...

    Perkins Coie Adds Ex-Holland & Hart IP Partner In Denver

    Perkins Coie LLP said Tuesday that it has added to its Denver office a former Holland & Hart LLP partner specializing in patent prosecution, a move that further bolsters the firm's intellectual property capabilities. ...read more

    In Re Hubbell Puts Inventors At A Disadvantage

    Obviousness-type double patenting usually arises between commonly owned patents or patent applications. While the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has interpreted the judicially created doctrine as pertaining when there is common or overlapping inventorship...

    What To Consider Before Using Inter Partes Review

    From the patent challenger’s view, a clear set of advantages to inter partes review exists, however the disadvantage of estoppel can be a significant concern. The patent challenger should consider four questions in deciding if an inter partes review provides...

    Ins And Outs Of Nonparty Discovery In Texas Arbitration

    Given the strong public policy considerations against nonparty discovery in arbitration proceedings, considerations that have split the federal court system over whether it is ever allowable, Texas courts should be particularly mindful of protecting nonparties...

    Lance Armstrong’s FCA Woes: 3 Lessons For Contractors

    The False Claims Act suit against Lance Armstrong is hardly a typical FCA case, given Armstrong’s celebrity status, the lurid allegations of the complaint and the very public way in which the scandal has unfolded. But it reflects a broader truth — government...

    Hatch Calls For IP Trade Czar, Prods Obama On Fast-Track

    Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced budget amendments Thursday that would create a new intellectual property ambassador for trade negotiations and renew so-called fast-track negotiating authority for the president. ...read more

    Oblon Spivak Adds Post-Grant Patent Pro From Stoel Rives

    Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt LLP has added a new partner in Virginia, a post-grant patent specialist who founded Stoel Rives LLP's Salt Lake City patent group. ...read more

    Cisco Hit With $70M Fraud Verdict Over Call Center Software

    Cisco Systems Inc. must pay XpertUniverse Inc. $70 million for using a joint venture to steal XpertUniverse's call center software patents so it could sell its own products, a Delaware federal jury ruled Friday. ...read more