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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


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


Dialysis equipment maker sues component part supplier for indemnification
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2011

A company that makes dialysis equipment for use in clinics and by patients in their homes has filed a complaint in federal court against a company that supplied a component part which allegedly contained a defect that led to a recall and caused injuries and at least one death


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


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 sides with FTC in reverse payment deals
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2013

A divided U.S. Supreme Court has determined that patent-infringement settlement agreements requiring the patentee to pay the claimed infringer


Researchers conclude costs of litigation growing in relation to benefits of patent protections
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2013

Economics, law and technology scholars affiliated with U.S. and German institutions have issued a paper that examines data on the costs of patent


En banc Federal Circuit issues ruling on appellate jurisdiction over patent infringement issues
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2013

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals en banc has determined that parties may appeal the liability issues in a patent infringement action even if the


Federal Circuit addresses pleading standards for patent infringement claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2013

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that a federal district court erred by relying on an incorrect pleading standard in dismissing


Control at issue in split Federal Circuit ruling on joint infringement
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2011

A divided Federal Circuit Court of Appeals panel, relying on recent precedent, has confirmed that "where the actions of multiple parties combine to perform every step of a claimed method, the claim is directly infringed only if one party exercises 'control or direction' over the entire process such that every step is attributable to the controlling party."