Patent Law

548 ABA Journal Patent Law articles.

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…

Many lawyer departures prior to Dickstein’s demise were planned, former chairman says

Contrary to what one might believe from reading media reports, a steady stream of departures from Dickstein Shapiro in recent months was not lawyers leaving a sinking ship but part…

Can patent laws halt the reselling of used ink cartridges? Federal Circuit to consider
Tug-of-war over interpretations of patent law continues between Federal Circuit and SCOTUS
Patent holders rush to beat new pleading standards; record number of suits filed Monday

Patent holders apparently eager to file suit in advance of new pleading standards filed more than 200 lawsuits on Monday, setting what is believed to be a one-day record for…

Patent holders allege financial companies are misusing new post-grant review process for profit
Ferrum Ferro Capital, a privately held venture fund, lists its address at a mailbox rental store in Wilmington, Delaware. The company's mostly empty website describes itself as "focused on innovation,…

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