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Score This One In Favor Of Standard-Essential Patent Owners: Recent Decision Makes Satisfying FRAND Obligations Easier
A recent decision in the Eastern District of Texas should provide standard-essential patent ("SEP") owners with more clarity and optimism when negotiating SEP licenses.
United States
11 Jun 2019
Another Shoe Drops In The Qualcomm Patent Licensing Saga
Just when observers thought Qualcomm could celebrate its successful litigation with Apple another decision has come down which could have major implications for Qualcomm's business going forward.
United States
7 Jun 2019
District Court Of Delaware Awards An Ongoing Royalty That Applies Not Just To Adjudicated Products But Also To Non-Adjudicated Products That Are "Not Colorably Different."
Recently, in Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 v. TCL Commc'n Tech. Holdings Ltd., the Delaware District Court awarded the prevailing plaintiff in a patent infringement suit ...
United States
28 May 2019
Commission Reverses Apple Infringement Finding, Thereby Mooting The Public Interest Inquiry...For Now
Yesterday afternoon, the International Trade Commission issued its Final Determination in Certain Mobile Electronic Devices and Radio Frequency and Process Components Thereof, 337-TA-1065.
United States
8 Apr 2019
FRAND Licensing Of Global Portfolios – Who Gets To Set Worldwide Rates?
A key issue in the licensing of standard essential patents (SEPs) is whether national courts have jurisdiction to determine what constitutes a global fair, reasonable ...
5 Apr 2019
Panoptis' Recent Victory Against Huawei Demonstrates Why An International Enforcement Approach Is Advisable For Standard-Essential Patents
PanOptis Patent Management, LLC ("PanOptis") was recently awarded enhanced damages and ongoing royalties as a result of Huawei Technology Co. Ltd. ("Huawei") infringing five of its patents.
United States
2 Apr 2019
Designing Around A Monopoly: The Public Interest Dispute Between Qualcomm And Apple Takes A New Turn
As we mentioned in December, the International Trade Commission issued a notice to review the Final Initial Determination and Recommended Determination issued by Administrative Law Judge Pender...
United States
21 Mar 2019
The Tall Tale Of The Domestic Industry
There is a common misconception the domestic industry economic prong requirement is insurmountable and an unknowable factor in a patent infringement action at the International Trade Commission, ...
United States
7 Mar 2019
ITC To Review Controversial Apple-Qualcomm Decision
As anticipated, on December 12, 2018, the International Trade Commission ("ITC") issued a notice to review the Final Initial Determination and Recommended Determination ("FID") issued by Administrative Law Judge.
United States
19 Dec 2018
European Patent Office Issues New Guidelines On Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning
Mathematical methods and purely abstract mathematical concepts are generally excluded from patentability under EPO guidelines.
European Union
12 Nov 2018
Massachusetts Adopts Uniform Trade Secrets Act
On October 1, 2018, Massachusetts will become the 49th state to adopt a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
United States
10 Sep 2018
International Trade Commission Clarifies Domestic Industry Requirements In Favor Of Patent Owners
A recent decision by the ITC improves a patent owner's ability to demonstrate that it possesses a statutorily required "domestic industry" and can therefore obtain relief from the Commission when others infringe its...
United States
14 Aug 2018
The Patent Act Allows For Full Compensation For All Forms Of Infringement
Patent owners have a new arrow in their quiver. The Supreme Court has held that patent owners can recover foreign lost profits for the use or sale of infringing products abroad if the products were ...
United States
2 Jul 2018
Discovery Concerning Potential Litigation Funding Is Not Relevant Or Proportional
A recent order from the Northern District of California provides some succinct guidance on the relevancy of discovery concerning litigation funding.
United States
19 Jun 2018
Willfulness Finding In EDTX Ruling In TCL V. Ericsson Illustrates The Risk To Accused Infringers Of Failing To Investigate Allegations
In a May 10, 2018 ruling, discussed earlier on this blog, Magistrate Judge Payne affirmed the jury's willfulness finding largely on the ground that TCL did not proffer any evidence that it held a subjective ...
United States
21 May 2018
Upon Reconsideration, E.D.Tex. Judge Affirms Ericsson's Previously-Vacated Jury Award Against TCL
On May 10, 2018, Magistrate Judge Payne reconsidered his previous March 2018 order which had vacated a jury award, and granted plaintiff Ericsson's motion for reconsideration.
United States
18 May 2018
Chat With The Chief On SAS Institute
As we noted in our blog post last week, the USPTO held its "Chat with the Chief on SAS" webinar on April 30, 2018, to advise the public on the implications of the Supreme Court's opinion in SAS Institute...
United States
8 May 2018
Two Supreme Court Patent Opinions And A Memo From The PTO
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two important patent law opinions that relate to the inter partes review procedure introduced by the America Invents Act:
United States
1 May 2018
District Court Grants Protection Under DTSA Whistleblower Immunity For First Time
The Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently granted immunity under the whistleblower provision of the Defend Trade Secret Act in what appears to be the first decision of its kind under the new federal trade secret statute.
United States
9 Apr 2018
Patent Damages: How Many Essential Features In A Smart Phone?
On March 20, 2018, the public version of Eastern District of Texas Magistrate Judge Roy Payne's March 7, 2018 order tossing a $75 million jury verdict obtained by Ericsson against TCL Communication was released.
United States
5 Apr 2018
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