Zeroclick, LLC v. Apple Inc., --- F.3d ----, 2018 WL 2450496 (Fed. Cir. June 1, 2018) marks a significant step toward a more balanced § 112(f) jurisprudence. It is the first post-Williamson Federal Circuit opinion to push back against the expansion of § 112(f), and it does so in a doctrinally coherent fashion that provides useful guidance to district courts and to future Federal Circuit panels.
As patent litigators look for more clarity as to what the impact of TC Heartland, judges are delivering. On Friday Aug. 11, 2017, a Delaware federal court ruled that Apple Inc. may not move an infringement suit out of the district, because its Delaware retail store qualifies as "an established place of business."
Laerdal Medical Corp. won a nearly $1.2 million judgment against Basic Medical Supply LLC, a competitor that was found liable for infringing Laerdal's patents for a cervical collar, according to an order issued by a Texas federal court Tuesday.
The past decade has not been good to patent owners. Beginning with eBay Inc. v. MercExchange, LLC in 2006, the Supreme Court issued a nearly unbroken string of decisions that, in the aggregate, significantly undermined the value of patent rights.
The past few years have been challenging for patent owners, particularly in the computer technology space. One of the more serious impediments to the successful assertion of patents rights in the current environment is the perception among some district courts and technology companies that the Supreme Court's Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International ruling undermined the validity of "software" and computer-implemented patents generally.
National plaintiffs' law firm announces tenth office, expanded California presence Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, a Seattle-based law firm representing plaintiffs in high-profile class actions and complex litigation today announced the opening of a new office in San Diego, marking its tenth
Philip Graves, a nationally recognized patent and intellectual property litigation attorney, announced today that he has joined the Los Angeles office of the class-action and large-scale litigation
Attorney Steve W. Berman, managing partner and co-founder of Seattle-based Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, was today named one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers
Steve Berman has been ranked as one of the top lawyers in the nation in LawDragon's seventh annual LawDragon 500 guide. The list serves to recognize
For the fourth consecutive year and the sixth time overall, plaintiffs' law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, LLP has been named to the prestigious National Law Journal's
By Don Reisinger - CNET News Samsung has decided to withdraw a patent claim from its legal tussle with Apple before the U.S. International Trade Commission, according to a report. The company on Friday filed a motion with the U.S. ITC requesting the removal of U.S. Patent No. 6,897,843, describing a "device and method for storing and reproducing digital audio data in a mobile terminal," from its case with Apple, FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller is reporting.
PALO ALTO, CA, May 29, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- HP HPQ +2.10% today announced that it has amicably resolved patent litigation with Brazil-based Multilaser Industrial Ltda. relating to HP's integrated printhead inkjet cartridges.(1) As part of the settlement, Multilaser acknowledges that HP's patents are valid and were infringed upon. Multilaser has agreed to stop...
Last summer Google bought cell-phone maker Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, largely for its treasure chest of 17,000 patents. Last month, preparing for its initial public offering, Facebook paid Microsoft $550 million for about 625 of the 925 patents Microsoft had just purchased from AOL for $1 billion. What's in all those patents, no one will say...
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, LLP, a Seattle-based complex litigation firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Mark S. Carlson to its growing intellectual-property (IP)
In 1900 John Elfreth Watkins, Jr. wrote an article for The Ladies Home Journal that attempted to predict "What May Happen in the Next Hundred Years." He tapped some
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, a complex litigation law firm with offices in 10 cities, today announced that it has launched a practice representing plaintiffs in intellectual
Incorporating physical characteristics of National Collegiate Athletic Association players helps make video gaming more realistic, but at what cost? Rob Carey
Exclusive agreements. Inflated pricing. Strong arming competition. It reads like a scene out of the 1920s mob era. Unfortunately, it's the reality of a recent lawsuit