A recent Federal Circuit decision applying the rarely-invoked printed matter doctrine to invalidate a respiratory drug patent could give litigants another way to challenge patents and get in patent-eligibility arguments that otherwise can't be made in inter partes reviews, attorneys say.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s claim that the Air Force had overreached on intellectual property licensing requirements in a solicitation for a helicopter to replace the iconic UH-1N “Huey” was effectively academic, with the Air Force having since clarified its position, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in dismissing the protest in a decision made public Friday.
Patent owners seeking compensation on constitutional grounds for claims canceled in America Invents Act reviews face an uphill battle, legal experts say, with those whose patents were issued after 2011 appearing to face an especially difficult road to recovery.
The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that a court may enforce contempt orders and sanction a medical software developer who disobeyed court orders during intellectual property licensing dispute proceedings, even if the lower court finds that it lacks personal jurisdiction over him.
Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC has become at least the third corporation to face copyright claims from a Puerto Rican songwriter who says the company exploited his famous song “Yo Soy Boricua Pa’ Que tú lo Sepas,” according to a suit filed in the territory’s federal court Friday.
The parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill sued a bankrupt franchisee in Delaware on Friday, saying the debtor breached franchise agreements by closing several restaurants without permission and ceased making royalty payments several months before its Chapter 11 filings.
At the parties' request, the Federal Circuit on Thursday dismissed Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s bid to upend a lower court decision upholding the validity of AstraZeneca AB's patent on two diabetes drugs, weeks before oral arguments in the appeal, a sign of a possible settlement.
A Massachusetts federal judge declined on Friday to throw out a contract dispute between Kodak Alaris Inc. and a German software firm that supplied a document-recognition program used in one of Kodak's products, saying that the issues should be left to a jury to decide.
The U.S. Copyright Office has proposed raising its filing fees by about 41 percent across the board with its first fee hike in four years, in order to cover additional costs it will incur as it modernizes the office's IT services.
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