Posts in District Courts


Patent Filings Roundup: Trading Technologies Nets $6.6 Million; Regeneron Biologic Eye Injection Drug Patent Challenged Early; Semiconductor Challenges Roll On

An average week saw 54 district court patent filings and 30 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions, the majority of the latter being associated with semiconductor litigation. A …
By Jonathan Stroud
4 days ago 0

Judge Lucy Koh Tapped for Ninth Circuit Alongside Seven Other Biden Nominees to Federal Bench

President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated eight new judges for federal courts, including Judge Lucy Koh for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. …
By Eileen McDermott
11 days ago 11

Patent Filings Roundup: IP Edge Hits Hardware Stores, Media Websites; Home Security Cam ITC Fight Goes Live

It was a heavy week for patent filings, with 78 new district court complaints and 41 new Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions, all inter partes reviews (IPRs). …
By Jonathan Stroud
11 days ago 3

U.S. District Court Holds that AI Algorithms Cannot Be Listed as Inventors on Patents

On September 2, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued a decision granting a Motion for Summary Judgment for the United States Patent …

CAFC Clarifies Standard for Damages Under Patent Marking Statute

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), in a precedential opinion authored by Judge Dyk, partially reversed a ruling by the U.S. …
By Eileen McDermott
18 days ago 1

Federal Circuit Upholds Delaware Court’s Inequitable Conduct Analysis

In a precedential decision written by Judge Reyna, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) on Wednesday upheld a Delaware district court’s …
By IPWatchdog
19 days ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Samsung Seeks Declaratory Judgment against Magentar Entities After Settlement; PTAB 325(d) Discretion Highlighted with Four Denials; District Court Litigation Spikes

A banner week saw the district court roaring back to life with 93 new patent filings and over 50 closed cases, including all of the remanded Section 101 rulings in …
By Jonathan Stroud
19 days ago 0

CAFC Affirms Northern District of California on Interlocutory Appeal in Micron Infringement Suit

On August 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s decision …
By Nancy Braman
21 days ago 0

Federal Circuit Affirms 101 Invalidation of Secure Transaction System Patents in Victory for Apple and Visa

On Thursday, August 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential decision in Universal Secure Registry LLC v. Apple Inc. in which …
By Steve Brachmann
25 days ago 17

CAFC Reverses Massive Jury Verdict for Juno and Sloan Kettering

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) today reversed a jury verdict for Juno Therapeutics and Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research (Juno), …
By Eileen McDermott
25 days ago 0

Tenth Circuit Partially Affirms Decision Enforcing Lanham Act on Foreign Defendants Based on Extraterritorial Conduct

On August 24, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded a decision of the district court for …
By Logan Murr
26 days ago 1

FTC’s Antitrust Complaint Against Facebook Highlights Another Missed Opportunity to Address Big Tech’s Anticompetitive Activities Through Patent Reform

On August 19, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a first amended complaint for injunctive and other equitable relief in the U.S. District Court for the District …
By Steve Brachmann
26 days ago 3

Patent Filings Roundup: New Jeffrey Gross-Backed Semiconductor Suits; No Fintiv Denials; Second Beet Superfood Patent Hit with Post Grant Review

It’s the end-of-summer doldrums, as parents ship their kids off to college, back to school, or take that one last vacation before Labor Day; not surprisingly, …
By Jonathan Stroud
26 days ago 0

In Partial Reversal of District Court, CAFC Explains that ‘Hair-Splitting’ is Key to Literal Infringement Analysis

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), with Judge Stoll writing, earlier today reversed a denial of judgment as a matter of law (…
By Eileen McDermott
27 days ago 1

Second Circuit Rebukes District Court in Two-Decade Old Patsy’s Pizza Litigation

On August 17, in the case of I.O.B. Realty, Inc. v. Patsy's Brand, Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ordered that …
By Tomi Herold
29 days ago 0