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This Week in the Federal Circuit

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION

Our IP Litigation team leverages deep technical and legal experience to help clients protect their innovations and maintain their competitive advantage.

Our approach

There’s been a big increase in recent years in the number of cases filed by non-practicing entities. And, with the rise of social media, companies are increasingly concerned about their ability to protect their trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. In light of these trends, companies are more motivated than ever to safeguard their intellectual property.

Our clients operate in a fiercely competitive marketplace. We help them stay two steps ahead of the competition while vigorously protecting their business interests.

In the high stakes world of intellectual property litigation, where the technology at issue can be intricate and complex, we understand that communication with the judge, jury, or other neutral arbiter is critical. Our attorneys excel at communicating complicated concepts of fact and law in a clear and persuasive manner. We’re at the forefront of counseling and litigating cases, and devising innovative legal strategies to help our clients protect their intellectual property and further their competitive advantage.

Who we work with

  • High tech companies
  • Life sciences companies
  • Financial institutions
  • Manufacturers spanning a wide variety of industries
  • Universities

Representative Patent Litigation Matters

  • Kenexa BrassRing Inc. v. Taleo Corp. and Vurv Technology, Inc. (D. Del.) After two days of jury trial in federal court, our team of IP litigators settled a case for recruiting software maker Taleo Corporation in a patent infringement case brought by Kenexa, its main competitor. Because the trial dealt exclusively with invalidity, Taleo was effectively the plaintiff and went first.  The case settled and the confidential terms of the settlement are global, resolving seven different actions between Taleo and Kenexa; we also won an appeal of an inter partes reexamination before the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Board of Patent Appeals with respect to one of the patents.
  • Geotag v. Frontier Communications (E.D. Tex.) Currently representing 29 defendants in this matter in which 450 defendants were accused of patent infringement by a non-practicing entity. Our clients are among the world’s leading consumer brands. IP Law 360 has referred to this case as “the largest current patent troll litigation.”
  • Tierra Telecom, Inc. v. Level 3 Communications (W.D.N.Y.) Represented Level 3 Communications, et al in patent infringement case involving VoIP. Successfully transferred case from E.D. Virginia to W.D.N.Y. Settled the case on very favorable terms.
  • Cummins-Allison Corp v. Shinwoo Information and Telecommunications Co., Ltd., (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit) Represented the plaintiff in a patent infringement case accusing SBM and Amro of infringing a Cummins-Allison patent.  Successfully proved infringement and Cummins-Allison was awarded $12 million in lost profit damages from the defendant SBM and Amro and an additional $970,000 in prejudgment interest – as well as a permanent injunction preventing future sales, importation, and marketing of the infringing products in the United States.  Cummins cross-appealed a finding of invalidity of one of its patents.  Appellate court upheld lower court's ruling against defendants and reversed one of the lower court’s invalidity rulings, finding instead in favor of Cummins-Allison.
  • DNT LLC v. Sprint Spectrum, LP et al. (E.D. Va.) Achieved a complete defense victory for our client Sierra Wireless and its 3G wireless network customer.  Following a ten day trial, the eight jurors returned a unanimous verdict of patent non-infringement and invalidity confirming all of the asserted defenses.
  • Represented the plaintiff, a well-known medical device company, in a patent infringement matter related to medical devices used in surgical procedures. Obtained a jury verdict in favor of our client and the patents in suit were found to be valid and infringed. Client was awarded damages including a 16% royalty.

Representative Trademark Litigation Matters

  • Fashion Institute of Technology v. FIT Market Corp. (S.D.N.Y.) Obtained favorable settlement in trademark infringement matter on behalf of our client, Fashion Institute of Technology.
  • Ford Motor Company v. O’Brien Parts, Inc., d/b/a Shamrock Parts, and Richard P. O’Brien, Jr. (D. Mass.) Obtained an ex parte seizure order of counterfeit goods resulting in an entry of a stipulated permanent injunction on behalf of plaintiff.
  • Carefirst of Maryland, Inc. v. First Care, P.C. (E.D. Va.) Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement on behalf of First Care. Successfully represented First Care on appeal affirming district court’s summary judgment decision.
  • Ciphertrust, Inc. v. Trusecure (Cybertrust) (E.D. Va.) Represented Cybertrust, one of the world’s largest IT security companies, in trademark action brought by CipherTrust. Obtained judgment of non-infringement following trial.
  • CSC Brands, LP and Campbell Soup Company v. National Harvest Food Group LLC (D. Del.) Represented defendants after plaintiffs filed a declaratory judgment action seeking a ruling of non-infringement with respect to their line of FULLY LOADED Campbell Soup products.  In response, we filed a counterclaim for trademark infringement and unfair competition.  Case settled favorably for our client.

Representative Copyright Litigation Matters

  • Biscotti, Inc. v. Target Corporation (N.D. Cal.) Represented Biscotti in a copyright infringement suit involving the design on fabric used to make children's swim wear. Case settled.
  • Wolk v. Kodak Imaging Network, Inc., et al. (S.D.N.Y.) Achieved a summary judgment victory for our clients, Kodak Imaging Network, Inc. and Eastman Kodak Co. in copyright infringement matter.  Currently representing the defendants on appeal.
  • Pinnacle Pizza Co. v. Little Caesar Enterprises (D.S.D.) Obtained summary judgment in favor of pizza franchisor Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc. in a copyright and trademark infringement dispute. Successfully represented Little Caesar Enterprises on appeal affirming the district court's decision.
  • Nearstar, Inc. v. Waggoner, et al. (E.D. Tex.) Represented defendant ASE Technologies in a copyright infringement matter involving allegations of trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, tortious interference, and civil conspiracy related to a document management system. Case settled.

Media Clips

  • 4 Times To File A Continuation Patent Application
    Law360 | March 17, 2016
    Silicon Valley IP litigation partner Jennifer Hayes provides third-party commentary throughout this article about when to file a continuation patent application.
  • #FreeKesha Puts a Legal Battle in a Public Spotlight
    NPR | February 23, 2016
    Los Angeles partner Julian Petty is quoted in this story discussing the #FreeKesha movement supporting the pop singer as she fights her recording contract with Sony. Throughout the piece, he provides third-party commentary on how public support is playing into the legal battle. Click here to read the full article.
  • On the Move
    The Recorder | February 5, 2016
    This coverage notes Silicon Valley IP litigation partner Jennifer Hayes election to the partnership news.
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  • Can an Applicant With a Criminal History Buy a Franchise?
    The Legal Intelligencer | January 22, 2016
    New York City partner Craig Tractenberg authored this column discussing whether a potential franchisee can purchase a franchise with a criminal history.
  • Can Discount Prices Get Retailers Into Trouble?
    Apparel News | January 21, 2016
    Los Angeles partner and Fashion practice group leader Staci Riordan provides third-party commentary in this piece about an increasing number of class-action lawsuits against big-name department stores over markdowns allegedly made on “false” original prices.
  • Shout-Out: Nixon Peabody Scores Win for Planet Fitness in Transgender Locker Room Suit
    American Lawyer Litigation Daily | January 13, 2016
    This feature story highlights the firm’s efforts securing a dismissal of transgender locker room policy lawsuit for client Planet Fitness. The Boston team of partner Art Pressman and associate Troy Lieberman are noted as counsel.
  • Get Ready For EU Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent
    Law360 | January 8, 2016
    San Francisco IP litigation partner Ron Lopez and Silicon Valley IP litigation associate Jennifer Hayes co-authored this column on the new single Unified Patent Court with jurisdiction over European patents.
  • Notorious B.I.G. estate gets copyright infringement lawsuit tossed
    Reuters | December 23, 2015
    Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this feature article for our representation of Warner Music Group, EMI Music Publishing, Big Poppa Music, Bad Boy Records and the estate of The Notorious BIG. Our team—led by partners Staci Riordan and Julian Petty—won a dismissal of copyright infringement claims involving BIG’s 1994 debut album. Associates Neal Gauger and Seth Berman were part of the legal team. Click here to read the full article.
  • Warner, Notorious BIG Estate Duck Songwriter's IP Suit
    Law360 | December 22, 2015
    Partners Staci Riordan and Julian Petty and associates Neal Gauger and Seth Berman are mentioned in this article for their representation of Warner Music Group, EMI Music Publishing, Big Poppa Music, Bad Boy Records and the estate of Notorious BIG in a case focused on alleged copyright claims involving BIG’s 1994 debut album. Staci provides commentary. Click here to read the full article.
  • Michelle Lee Steers USPTO Through Choppy Waters
    Law360 | December 9, 2015
    San Francisco IP Litigation partner Ron Lopez is quoted in this profile of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Michelle Lee.
  • 4 Ways to Knock Out a Frivolous Patent Suit in East Texas
    Law360 | November 9, 2015
    San Francisco IP Litigation partner Ron Lopez provides commentary in this feature story on how to beat a frivolous patent case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas which is known for being a difficult challenge.
  • New Bill Seeks to Level Playing Field for Franchisees
    The Legal Intelligencer | October 23, 2015
    New York City IP Litigation partner Craig Tractenberg authored this column discussing a new bill intended to establish “responsible franchise practices” and level the playing field for franchisees.
  • Protecting attorney-client privilege in asset sales
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | October 15, 2015
    Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Janet Garetto and Chicago IP Litigation partner Russ Genet co-authored this column on protecting the valued attorney-client privilege. Click here to read the full article.
  • Protect your consumers' privacy from mass telemarketing
    Rochester Business Journal | October 9, 2015
    This column explains the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the risks to businesses, and how businesses can avoid TCPA liability. Corporate transactions partner Jeff LaBarge, commercial litigation associate Dan Deane and IP litigation associate Troy Lieberman collaborated on the piece.
  • RevoLaze Drops Lawsuit Against Hennes & Mauritz
    California Apparel News | October 8, 2015
    Los Angeles partner and leader of our fashion practice Staci Riordan is quoted in this article discussing a dropped legal action against her client, fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M). Staci is quoted in the piece expressing H&M’s confidence that the retailer would have won the lawsuit as it did not infringe on RevoLaze’s laser technology used to distress jeans.
  • Are Patent Trolls Taking Over the Fashion Industry?
    Fortune | October 7, 2015
    Partner and leader of the firm’s fashion team Staci Riordan provides commentary in this feature story discussing how the fashion industry—especially textile companies—are dealing with copyright infringement lawsuits.
  • State, Federal Law Differ on Franchisors as Joint Employers
    The Legal Intelligencer | September 30, 2015
    New York City IP litigation partner Craig Tractenberg authored this column discussing differences in state and federal law related to franchisors as joint employers.
  • Fashion Week gets down to business with show, expert
    Democrat & Chronicle | September 29, 2015
    Los Angeles partner and leader of the firm’s Fashion team Staci Riordan is featured in this column on the legal side of the fashion industry.
  • Planet Fitness asks Beale to dismiss Cormier's suit
    Midland Daily News | September 26, 2015
    Boston Franchise partner Art Pressman is noted as counsel for Planet Fitness parent company, Pla-Fit Franchise LLC, in its efforts to dismiss a lawsuit involving the gym’s transgender-friendly locker room policy.
  • Fed. Circ.'s Apple Ruling Makes Patent Injunctions Easier
    Law360 | September 17, 2015
    Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen discusses a federal patent-infringement decision and how it could now be easier for patent owners to secure injunctions in disputes over complicated technology and boost their bargaining power in settlement negotiations.
  • Think Before You Hit ‘Send'
    New Hampshire Business Review | September 4, 2015
    Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Dan Deane and Boston IP Litigation associate Troy Lieberman co-authored this column discussing what businesses need to know about the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
  • Collecting Fees Still Tough After Octane, Highmark Cases
    Law360 | August 28, 2015
    Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen provides commentary in this article discussing how two Supreme Court rulings have helped accused patent infringers gain leverage to resolve weak cases earlier and get attorneys' fees awarded.
  • Nautilus Standard Used by CAFC to Overturn Pre-Nautilus Patent Indefiniteness Judgment
    BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal | March 11, 2015
    Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen and Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch discuss the Federal Circuit’s precedential opinion reversing a district court's judgment of patent claim invalidity for indefiniteness since the Supreme Court's Nautilus decision.
  • Growing Potential for P3 Infrastructure Development in Cuba
    Law360 | January 30, 2015
    Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation and Government Contracts partner Vince Napoleon and Washington, DC, IP Litigation staff attorney Diana Vilmenay authored this column on the potential impacts of new developments in U.S./Cuba relations on Cuban infrastructure growth.
  • Lawyers Weigh in on High Court Claim Construction Ruling
    Law360 | January 20, 2015
    Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen and Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to cast aside the Federal Circuit's long-standing rule that all district court claim construction rulings must be reviewed anew on appeal.
  • Life Sciences Cases to Watch in 2015
    Law360 | January 2, 2015
    Boston IP Litigation and Life Sciences partner Maia Harris is quoted in this feature article on what to watch in life sciences in 2015.
  • Novelty Textile Wins Major Case Over Fabric Design Copyright
    California Apparel News | November 26, 2014
    Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner Staci Jennifer Riordan provides commentary in this article on fashion copyright infringement.
  • Keep Your Company's Trade Secrets from Walking Out Your Door
    Rochester Business Journal | November 21, 2014
    Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Terence Robinson collaborated on this column discussing 10 practical ideas to safeguard trade secrets.
  • Credit Card Information Security Issues in Franchising
    The Legal Intelligencer | October 31, 2014
    New York City partner and leader of the firm’s Franchise & Distribution practice Craig Tractenberg and Washington, DC, IP Litigation and Franchise & Distribution associate Keri McWilliams authored this piece discussing important data security issues for the franchise industry.
  • Post-Pom Distinctions May Not Stop Lanham Act Claims
    Law360 | October 27, 2014
    Boston IP Litigation partner Maia Harris, Boston Commercial Litigation partner Fred Kelly and Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense law clerk Charles Dell'Anno authored this article discussing the application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Pom Wonderful LLC v. The Coca-Cola Company to Lanham Act challenges related to drug labeling and marketing.
  • New Ammo for Apple in Patent Trial
    Daily Journal | October 8, 2014
    San Francisco IP Litigation partner Ron Lopez provides commentary in this feature story on the ongoing patent trial involving Apple.
  • Nixon Peabody Nabs Fox Rothschild's Fashion Law Head
    Law360 | October 7, 2014
    This feature story highlights the arrival of Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partners Staci Jennifer Riordan and Julian Petty. The coverage notes that Staci Jennifer will lead our fashion law team after having spearheaded Fox’s group and Julian will focus his practice on providing strategic career and business guidance to clients in the music, TV, film, new media and book publishing industries.
  • Antique Car Dealer Taking the Low Road by Infringing Songs, Suit Says
    Westlaw Journal | September 8, 2014
    This coverage highlights Freeplay Music Inc. v. Streetside Classics—a lawsuit over alleged use of copyrighted songs. Partner and leader of the IP Litigation practice Jason Kravitz and Long Island Commercial Litigation associate Seth Berman are noted as plaintiffs’ counsel.
  • Courts Line Up Behind 3rd Circ.'s Ascertainability Logic
    Law360 | July 25, 2014
    Buffalo Commercial Litigation associate Tracey Ehlers, Buffalo Commercial Litigation partner Viv Quinn, and Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Janet Garetto discuss federal courts’ increased attention to the ascertainability of class members especially in the food and beverage industries where consumers do not typically retain receipts.
  • Life After Aereo: TV Startups Continue With Little Worry
    Mashable | July 9, 2014
    Boston IP Litigation partner Gina McCreadie provides commentary in this feature story discussing the state of the TV startup industry after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision about the streaming service Aereo.
  • Lawyers Weigh In On Supreme Court's Aereo Ruling
    Law360 | June 30, 2014
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. et al. v. Aereo Inc. is discussed by industry attorneys including Boston IP Litigation partner Gina McCreadie.
  • Fed. Circ. May Ditch Rigid Stance after High Court Reversals
    Law360 | June 27, 2014
    Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's repeated reversals of patent decisions by the Federal Circuit.
  • Supreme Court Decision in ABC v. Aereo
    WBZ-AM (Boston CBS News) | June 25, 2014
    In this radio segment, Boston IP Litigation partner Gina McCreadie discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. et al. v. Aereo Inc.
  • After Supreme Court Ruling, Here are Aereo's Best Options
    Boston Business Journal | June 25, 2014
    Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. et al. v. Aereo Inc., Boston IP Litigation partner Gina McCreadie looks ahead for Aereo and the industry.
  • Supreme Court Rules against Aereo
    New England Cable News (NECN) | June 25, 2014
    Boston IP Litigation partner Gina McCreadie discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. et al. v. Aereo Inc.
  • Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Software Patent Ruling
    Law360 | June 19, 2014
    Silicon Valley IP litigation partner Shawn Hansen and Washington, DC, IP Counseling & Transactions professional specialist Rob Pilaud provide commentary on the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank ruling that computerized abstract ideas are not patent eligible.
  • You Say 'Insolubly Ambiguous,' I Say 'Reasonably Certain'
    Law360 | June 4, 2014
    Boston partners Maia Harris and Mark FitzGerald and associate Shayne Huff authored this column discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc.
  • High Court Nixes ‘Amenable to Construction,' ‘Insolubly Ambiguous' Indefiniteness Rules
    Bloomberg BNA | June 3, 2014
    Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch and Silicon Valley IP litigation partner Shawn Hansen provide commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc.
  • Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Induced Infringement Ruling
    Law360 | June 2, 2014
    Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch and Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen provide commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Limelight Networks Inc. v. Akamai Technologies Inc.
  • Win or Lose, Aereo Is About to Make History
    Mashable | May 21, 2014
    Boston IP Litigation partner Gina McCreadie discusses the U.S. Supreme Court hearing focused on arguments against start-up Aereo which gives consumers the opportunity to lease antennas to access free-to-air broadcast television.
  • Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Patent Rulings
    Law360 | April 29, 2014
    Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen provides commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in a pair of cases regarding the appropriate standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in patent litigation cases.
  • Business News
    WBZ-AM Radio 1030 | April 23, 2014
    Boston IP litigation partner Gina McCreadie provides commentary in the Aereo Supreme Court case.
  • Supreme Court Expresses Skepticism on Aereo
    Boston Globe | April 23, 2014
    Boston IP Litigation partner Gina McCreadie provides commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court's hearing of American Broadcasting Companies Inc. et al. v. Aereo Inc.
  • Here are Three Things to Watch for in the Aereo Case
    Boston Business Journal | April 22, 2014
    Boston IP litigation partner Gina McCreadie discusses the U.S. Supreme Court case about start-up Aereo, which gives consumers the opportunity to lease antennas to access free-to-air broadcast television.
  • Valley Offices Nab IP Laterals
    The Recorder | February 18, 2014
    This coverage highlights the arrivals of Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Litigation partners Shawn Hansen and Jeff Lokey.
  • Valley Offices Nab IP Laterals
    The Recorder | February 18, 2014
    This coverage highlights the arrivals of Silicon Valley intellectual property litigation partners Jeff Lokey and Shawn Hansen.
  • Strong Software Patents Crucial, Michel Tells Justices
    Law360 | January 28, 2014
    Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation partner Mark Halligan is noted in this article for his representation of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property who recently filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court urging that any ruling that weakens software patents "would be a step backward for the United States."
  • Restaurant Owner Loses $1M Copyright Claim Over TV Show
    National Law Journal | October 23, 2013
    This coverage notes a California federal judge’s decision to dismiss copyright infringement claims against TV One LLC. TV One’s legal team was led by Los Angeles partners Thad Stauber and Sarah André, Washington, DC, partner Kendal Tyre, Los Angeles associate Michael Azat, and Washington, DC, associate Kenneth Nichols.
  • Maine Law Muddles Liability in Drug Injury Suits
    Law360 | October 11, 2013
    Boston Life Sciences and IP Litigation partner Joe Leghorn provides commentary on a new Maine law, a first of its kind in the U.S., allowing prescription drugs to be purchased from foreign pharmacies.
  • Big Law Social Media Success Strategies
    The American Lawyer | October 1, 2013
    Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation partner Mark Halligan’s use of Twitter is highlighted in this feature story.
  • 'Raging Bull' copyright fight headed for U.S. Supreme Court
    Reuters | October 1, 2013
    San Francisco Commercial Litigation attorney John Chatowski provides commentary in this article noting that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Raging Bull copyright.
  • Martha Stewart Fires Pre-Emptive Shot against Alleged Troll
    National Law Journal | September 27, 2013
    Boston partner and leader of the firm’s Brands & Creations practice Jason Kravitz provides third-party commentary about a patent infringement case involving iPad apps created by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
  • Trade Secrets Spats Center on Cloud
    The Recorder | September 20, 2013
    San Francisco Brands & Creations partner Rob Weikert comments on how trade secrets matters are being impacted by growing use of online data storage.
  • Case to Watch: A circuit split and 'Raging Bull'
    Reuters Legal | September 13, 2013

    John Chatowski discusses a closely watched lawsuit over rights to the "Raging Bull" film.

  • Protecting U.S. Trade Secret Assets in the 21st Century
    Landslide | September 1, 2013
    Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation partner Mark Halligan wrote this article discussing the need for U.S. companies and the intellectual property bar to place more importance on trade secret asset protection.

Ideas

Finally, some relief: Federal Circuit lowers the bar in Alice cases
Intellectual Property Alert | May 16, 2016

Home Sweet Home: Federal Circuit Decides Venue Requirements for Patent Cases
Intellectual Property Litigation Law Alert | May 2, 2016

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When the future dictates the present
Intellectual Property Alert | March 25, 2016

Federal Circuit appears set to maintain patent forum shopping
Intellectual Property Alert | March 14, 2016

The Federal Circuit's new rulings on patent exhaustion
Intellectual Property Alert | February 12, 2016

Second Circuit rules "Google Books" project does not infringe authors' copyrights based on fair use defense
Intellectual Property Alert | October 19, 2015

Defense under the Doctrine of Laches still valid in patent law
Intellectual Property Alert | September 28, 2015

Federal Circuit: PTO held to lower standard of proof to defend finding that issued patent is unpatentable
Intellectual Property Alert | September 9, 2015

The Federal Circuit's new rule on divided infringement: a boon for patent owners
IP Divided Infringement Alert | September 1, 2015

Presentation Recording: Chicago Corporate Counsel IP Seminar
Originally recorded June 2, 2015 | July 14, 2015

SCOTUS holds that TTAB decisions can have preclusive effect on federal courts
Intellectual Property Alert | March 24, 2015

New limitations on the scope of the "patent exhaustion" doctrine have important implications for patent prosecution and licensing
Intellectual Property Alert | February 26, 2015

Supreme Court: application of "tacking" doctrine in trademark cases should be resolved by a jury
Intellectual Property Alert | January 22, 2015

Federal Circuit finds software-based e-commerce claims patent eligible
Intellectual Property Alert | December 8, 2014

Webinar Recording: Tech Talk 101: are you fluent in the language of data security?
Originally recorded October 8, 2014 | October 14, 2014

Third Circuit extends Supreme Court's Octane decision to Lanham Act cases
Intellectual Property Alert | September 8, 2014

Ninth Circuit refuses to extend Aereo to Dish Network's technology
Intellectual Property Alert | July 15, 2014

Webinar Recording: Seven Things You Need To Know Now About The Continually Shifting IP Landscape
Originally recorded July 10, 2014 | July 11, 2014

Does Supreme Court decision signal the end for Aereo?
Intellectual Property Alert | June 26, 2014

The Supreme Court did not kill software patents in its decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank
Intellectual Property Alert | June 19, 2014

Supreme Court allows POM suit against Coca-Cola for Lanham Act violations
Intellectual Property Law Alert | June 12, 2014

Back to the drawing board
Intellectual Property Law Alert | June 2, 2014

You say “insolubly ambiguous,” I say “reasonably certain”
Intellectual Property Law Alert | June 2, 2014

Supreme Court revives suit over Raging Bull and finds doctrine of laches couldn't be used to bar claims within statutory timeframe
Intellectual Property Alert | May 21, 2014

Personalized medicine patent watch
Intellectual Property Alert | May 20, 2014

Federal Circuit decision on copyright protection afforded to computer programs reminds programmers to think twice before using pre-existing code
Intellectual Property Alert | May 13, 2014

Supreme Court relaxes standard for awarding attorneys' fees in patent infringement cases
Intellectual Property Alert | May 1, 2014

Supreme Court hears oral argument in the Aereo copyright dispute
Intellectual Property Alert | April 23, 2014

Even "antiquated" contract may include e-book publishing rights
Intellectual Property Alert | April 2, 2014

Webinar Recording: Trade Secrets Trends Impacting the Insurance Industry
Originally recorded March 18, 2014 | March 24, 2014

Court dismisses copyright infringement claims over Google Books based on fair use defense
Intellectual Property Alert | November 21, 2013

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