The holder of a Guinness record for number of footbag kicks in a row — colloquially known as hacky sack — told the Seventh Circuit on Friday that he has a legitimate claim that he was harmed when Wendy’s International Inc. ran a meal promotion encouraging customers to beat his Guinness World Records Ltd. footbag records.
A Delaware federal judge on Thursday invalidated a data transmission patent that Dutch phone company KPN asserted against BlackBerry, LG, Lenovo, TCL and others in 11 lawsuits, finding it invalid under the high court's 2014 Alice ruling for claiming the abstract idea of reordering data and generating additional data.
A writer accusing the author of best-selling thriller “Gone Girl” of stealing her unproduced screenplay idea hit back at Twentieth Century Fox on Thursday, arguing she had, in fact, reasonably pleaded her case that author Gillian Flynn and Twentieth Century Fox had used her ideas for the book and the film of the same name.
A California federal court Friday granted Facebook a win in a suit by Silver State Intellectual Technologies Inc. alleging that the social media behemoth infringed on its patents for the sharing of mobile location-based information, finding that the asserted claims are directed to an abstract idea.
Allowing parties accused of patent infringement to assert an ensnarement defense violates the patent holder’s constitutional right to a jury trial, a cardiologist whose $200 million jury verdict against Boston Scientific Corp. was wiped in an ensnarement mini-trial has told the U.S. Supreme Court.
A California federal judge overseeing GoPro’s trademark and copyright infringement suit against camera rig company 360Heros expressed concern Friday about ruling on a GoPro sanctions motion alleging 360Heros doctored evidence, saying, “It’s a serious motion, and I don’t know what to do with it.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday moved to limit the operations of large drug compounders, laying out policies that could dramatically curb their ability to sell cheaper versions of FDA-approved products.
The Federal Circuit on Friday reversed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision invalidating a wireless communication patent that Apple Inc. was accused of infringing, ruling that “ordinary creativity” was not a good enough reason to find the patent obvious.
Startups say “yes,” because weakening patent protection drives innovation overseas. Editor’s note: This is the first article in a two-part series. The second, focusing on defenders of the system, will appear tomorrow.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the owners of the Empire State Building get mad about a skyline logo, General Motors takes on a ride-hailing service called Bolt, and the Major League Baseball players' union goes to bat for New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge.
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