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Federal Circuit explores when litigation is “reasonably foreseeable” for spoliation purposes

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 19 2011

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has issued rulings in companion patent-infringement cases involving the alleged spoliation of documents; at issue was a determination as to when litigation is "reasonably foreseeable," thus triggering a document-preservation duty

Law firm targeted by science publisher answers copyright infringement complaint

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 3 2012

The law firm that was sued for copying and disseminating copyrighted articles from scientific journals for submission with its clients’ patent applications to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has filed its response to the copyright infringement claims

In-house counsel survey suggests biotech mass torts will increase

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 29 2012

Thousands of in-house counsel, surveyed over 11 years by BTI Consulting Group, are reportedly predicting that more class action attorneys with technological know-how will be needed in coming years because of an anticipated increase in chemical and biotech mass tort litigation

Federal Circuit applies Gunn, rules false statement about patent claim belongs in state court

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 6 2013

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that a dispute over allegedly false statements about patents did not raise a substantial question

Federal Circuit clarifies permanent injunction standard

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 20 2011

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has clarified that, while a judgment of patent infringement and validity does not constitute a presumption of irreparable harm “as it applies to determining the appropriateness of injunctive relief,” the judgment should not be ignored by the court when weighing the equities involved in deciding whether to impose a permanent injunction

Eighth Circuit says pleadings can be filed under seal, but needs more justification

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2013

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that a federal district court did not abuse its discretion in sealing an antitrust complaint

SCOTUS hears argument on patent exhaustion in GE seed case

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2013

According to court watchers, the U.S. Supreme Court appeared skeptical of claims by an Indiana farmer that the first sale of a genetically engineered

French company prevails in dispute with FDA over drug-classification ruling

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has determined that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) erred when it classified a combination drug-device product as primarily a drug, thus subjecting its French manufacturer to more burdensome regulatory requirements

Federal Circuit addresses personal jurisdiction in patent infringement litigation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 30 2012

Finding that the U.S. Supreme Court “has yet to reach a consensus on the proper articulation of the stream-of-commerce theory” of personal jurisdiction to assess whether a court has jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant in a patent infringement suit, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has applied its own theory, which assesses the pleadings and evidence under “any articulation of the stream-of-commerce theory,” and has determined that a district court in Wyoming properly dismissed two patent infringement lawsuits for lack of jurisdiction

Federal Circuit reminds litigants to cross-appeal patent invalidity claim

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2013

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, in the context of patents on improvements to electronic animal collars, has in large part affirmed a lower