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Court dismisses suit accusing LSU of fraudulent sweetener patent

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 18 2014

A California federal court has dismissed on jurisdictional grounds Quest Nutrition LLC's lawsuit against Louisiana State University Agricultural

ITC rejects patent-packaging infringement claim against liquor and wine importers

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 16 2013

In the first investigation subject to a pilot program, the International Trade Commission (ITC) has agreed with an administrative law judge (ALJ

Federal Circuit rules organic farmers lack standing to challenge Monsanto patents

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 14 2013

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court's dismissal of the declaratory judgment action brought by a number of

Kraft sues Kellogg & Keebler alleging packaging patent infringement

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 18 2013

Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC has filed a complaint in an Illinois federal court against Kellogg and Keebler, claiming that the companies' cookie

Alleged infringing farmer files Scotus merits brief on patent exhaustion

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2012

Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman claims in his U.S. Supreme Court merits brief that the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that he infringed patents by planting second-generation genetically modified (GM) seeds, has “significantly curtailed the patent-exhaustion defense” by refusing to “hold Monsanto’s patent rights exhausted with respect to the seeds Bowman purchased from a grain elevator.”

Neither Wrigley nor Cadbury infringed the other’s menthol chewing gum patent

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

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, in a divided ruling, has determined that Wrigley’s 2000 patent for menthol chewing gum was invalid because prior patents made Wrigley’s claimed invention obvious; thus, the court determined that Cadbury did not infringe Wrigley’s patent when it reformulated its chewing gum to include the compound claimed in Wrigley’s patent

Texas federal court refuses to dismiss TOSTITOS SCOOPS! infringement suit

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

A federal court in Texas has determined that a trademark and patent infringement lawsuit involving Frito-Lay North America’s corn chip products can be maintained in the Eastern District of Texas because it has jurisdiction over the defendants and the defendants failed to show that it was “clearly more convenient” to litigate the matter in Arkansas

SCOTUS requests government view in patent dispute over GM soybeans

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

The U.S. Supreme Court has invited the U.S. solicitor general to submit a brief addressing the issues raised in a dispute over patent exhaustion and secondgeneration genetically modified (GM) seeds

Organic farmers fail to show controversy, patent invalidation suit against Monsanto dismissed

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 2 2012

A federal court in New York has dismissed, for lack of jurisdiction, the claims filed by numerous organic farming interests seeking a declaration that they are not infringing Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) seed patents, the patents are invalid and unenforceable and the company would not be entitled to remedies against them

Frito-Lay claims infringement of tortilla chips design and packaging

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2012

Frito-Lay North America, Inc. has filed a trademark and patent infringement lawsuit in a Texas federal court against a company that purportedly makes a similar tortilla chip product and sells it in similar packaging