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In a partial dissent from a decision handing Google, Apple, AOL and Yahoo a win in a patent infringement suit, a Federal Circuit judge on Friday slammed the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 Alice decision, expressing frustration with its definitions of “abstract ideas” and “inventive concepts.”
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A New Jersey federal judge on Friday denied most of a biopharmaceutical company’s bid to access more than 170 emails by a cancer researcher it claims stole proprietary materials relating to an antibody, but agreed to unshield one message between the researcher and an executive of another biopharmaceutical firm.
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In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Apple files a slew of new cases in a single week, Stone Brewing picks another fight with an alcohol giant, and T-Mobile says a rival "T" logo is confusingly similar to its own.
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President Donald Trump said Friday that he is ready to levy tariffs against $500 billion worth of Chinese goods in his campaign to counter Beijing’s intellectual property and technology acquisition rules, which would cover nearly every product shipped to the U.S.
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A California federal judge on Thursday refused to toss a $27 million verdict against Roche unit Ariosa Diagnostics Inc. for infringing Illumina Inc.'s patents for at-home prenatal testing technology, but allowed Ariosa to continue selling two versions of its tests.
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Hard Rock Cafe is moving to permanently drop a failed trademark lawsuit against a startup called RockStar, days after a federal judge said the hospitality giant would need to repay the smaller company’s legal bills if it wanted to retain the right to restart the case in the future.
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Generic-drug makers Accord Healthcare Inc. and Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd. on Thursday urged the full Federal Circuit to consider invalidating a UCB Inc. patent covering the epilepsy drug Vimpat, arguing that the court's panel relied on subjective criteria to uphold the patent instead of legally mandated objectivity.
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Life sciences intellectual property lawyers made big moves recently, with Wilson Sonsini snapping up an administrative patent judge for its team and Ropes & Gray and Cantor Colburn getting IP attorneys from Fitzpatrick Cella and Locke Lord. Additionally, Kirkland and O'Melveny built up their transactions practices and Baker Donelson grew its health care team.
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In this week’s round of intellectual property attorney moves, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC boosted its intellectual property services by absorbing a Dallas IP boutique, DLA Piper added a partner from McDermott Will & Emery LLP to its intellectual property practice in Los Angeles, and King & Spalding LLP added a pair of biotech and pharma experts.
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A bipartisan group in the U.S. House of Representatives has unveiled a bill aimed at boosting the number of patents issued to female and minority business owners, stating that the nation has a responsibility to identify best practices to close the gender, racial and income gaps in patenting.
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