State courts have jurisdiction to hear a legal malpractice action involving the alleged mishandling of a federal patent matter, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.
WASHINGTON – During arguments in a case demonstrating the ongoing tension between emerging technologies and centuries-old legal doctrines, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court sought to define the limits on a farmer’s use of patented, self-replicating soybean seeds beyond a first harvest.
In a major milestone in the smartphone patent wars, a federal jury has found that Apple Inc. infringed on three patents in its iPhone with regard to the camera feature and the handling and rejection of calls.
A defendant can be found liable for induced infringement of a method patent if it has performed some of the steps of a claimed method and induced other parties to commit the remaining steps, or if it has induced other parties to collectively perform all the steps of the claimed method, the Federal Circuit has found.
DuPont officials plan to appeal a federal jury’s record-setting $1-billion verdict that found the company willfully infringed a patent held by Monsanto.
A Texas jury awarded $482 million to a radiologist on his claim that a medical stent manufacturer willfully infringed his patent.
Even the most seasoned litigator knows that intellectual property cases can be more than a bit tricky. So when Paul R. Taskier, a senior litigation partner in the Washington office of Dickstein Shapiro, agreed to represent a radiologist claiming a medical device manufacturer willfully infringed on his patent, he knew he’d have his work cut out for him.
But he did have one asset that served him well – a personal and family background in the sciences.
Verizon Communications Inc. owes $115 million to a San Jose, Calif. company for infringing four of its patents, a U.S. jury found after a three-week trial in Norfolk, Va.
A state court had jurisdiction to hear a malpractice lawsuit against a law firm that allegedly mishandled the defense of a patent infringement case in federal court, the Illinois Appellate Court has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
A Texas judge has overturned a $625 million patent infringement award against Apple Inc, saying the jury erred in finding the maker of Mac computers used technology owned by Mirror Worlds LLC illegally.