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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 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

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

Court dismisses French company from suit seeking correction of patent inventorship

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 7 2011

A federal court in the District of Columbia has dismissed patent-related litigation against a French drug company for lack of personal jurisdiction

Fourth Circuit joins others to adopt predicate-act doctrine for foreign copyright infringement

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 21 2012

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has adopted the predicate-act doctrine “which posits that a plaintiff may collect damages from foreign violations of the Copyright Act so long as the foreign conduct stems from a domestic infringement.”

Federal Circuit applies patent issuance date to laches claim in inventorship correction suit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 6 2012

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a claim for correction of inventorship under 35 U.S.C. 256 accrues when the patent issues and not when the allegedly omitted inventors purportedly knew or should have known that they were not named inventors on the patent application

USPTO seeks to intervene in publisher’s copyright infringement suit against law firm

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 21 2012

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has filed a motion to intervene, and an answer and counterclaim, in litigation brought by scientific-journal publishers against a law firm for alleged copyright infringement involving articles on prior art copied and submitted with its clients’ patent applications

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

Long-running GORE-TEX graft patent dispute fractures Federal Circuit panel

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 1 2012

A divided Federal Circuit Court of Appeals panel has upheld a jury verdict of patent validity and willful infringement and affirmed a district court’s decision to enhance the damages verdict, thus upholding an award in excess of $371 million and an additional award of $19 million in costs and attorney’s fees