Patent Law

553 ABA Journal Patent Law articles.

ABA amicus brief opposes expansive view of venue in patent cases, cites perception of forum shopping

The ABA has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court that argues the patent venue law has been wrongly interpreted in a way that allows the nationwide filing…

Original ‘patent troll’ law firm has closed its doors

On the heels of the sudden death last August of Raymond Niro Sr., the passionate litigator for whom the term “patent troll” was coined, the Chicago-based Niro Law firm broke…

Supreme Court to hear case that affects how quickly biosimilar drugs are marketed

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a case that could resolve how quickly patients will have access to copycat versions of biologic drugs.

At issue is whether…

$2.5B verdict is largest patent infringement award in US history; will award be tripled?

Jurors awarded $2.54 billion to a unit of Merck & Co. last week in a suit alleging its patented compound was used by Gilead Sciences Inc. to make the hepatitis…

SCOTUS overturns Apple’s $399M award against Samsung for smartphone infringement

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a $399 million award to Apple for Samsung’s infringement of three smartphone design components because of an error in interpreting the damages statute.

In…

Can company restrict reuse of its ink cartridges to bypass patent doctrine? SCOTUS to decide

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether a company that sells its printer cartridges subject to a bar on their reuse or resale can invoke patent law…

In ‘surprise’ ruling, full appeals court reinstates Apple’s $119.6M infringement award

A federal appeals court has reinstated a $119.6 million award to Apple in its infringement battle against Samsung over smartphone technology.

In an en banc decision, the U.S. Court of…

New bar association focuses on US Patent Office’s PTAB

A new bar association for lawyers who do work in front of the US Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent and Trial Appeal Board was announced Friday.

Increasingly, disputes involving the…

ABA urges Supreme Court to apply ruling limiting laches defense to patent cases

The ABA has filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to apply to patent cases a 2014 copyright ruling limiting the laches defense.

The brief filed on July…

Supreme Court upholds patent review procedure used by Apple and Google to invalidate patents

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld regulations that enable quicker and cheaper challenges to patents outside of federal court.

The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) calls the

Supreme Court rules test for enhanced patent-infringement damages is too strict

A test used to determine whether enhanced damages may be awarded for patent infringement is so strict that it impermissibly insulates some of the worst infringers, the U.S. Supreme Court…

Judge cites misconduct of in-house lawyer in tossing $200M patent verdict

A federal judge in San Jose, California, is citing the rarely successful legal doctrine of unclean hands in tossing a $200 million infringement verdict obtained by Merck & Co. against…

SCOTUS to mull Federal Circuit refusal to apply top court’s copyright laches ruling in patent case

Does the same laches standard recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 2014 copyright infringement case also apply in a patent infringement case?

In an en banc decision last…

Does Dentons’ verein structure shield it from conflict claim? Malpractice suit says the answer is no

Are law firms that operate under a Swiss verein structure considered one law firm when determining conflicts of interest?

The world’s largest law firm by head count, Dentons, avoided an…

Supreme Court will consider damages issue in Apple and Samsung smartphone patent fight

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider a damages question in a smartphone patent battle between Samsung and Apple.

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed (PDF) on Monday to…

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