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Vaccine developer agrees to settle shareholder litigation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2014

A putative class action instituted by three shareholders against the nowbankrupt biotechnology company Biovest International, Inc., alleging


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.”


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


Court finds no standing for Consumer Watchdog in stem cell patent appeal
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2014

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected not-for-profit Consumer Watchdog's appeal of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO's


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


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


23andMe insurer claims no duty to defend company
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2014

The insurance carrier that issued a "ProductsCompleted Operations Liability and Professional Liability Policy for Life Sciences" policy to 23andMe


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


Court rules patent attorneys did not infringe scientific article copyrights
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2013

In a bench ruling, a federal court in Texas has reportedly determined that patent attorneys did not infringe scientific article copyrights by making


Court rules Massachusetts’s ban on painkiller preempted
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 17 2014

A federal court in Massachusetts has granted a drugmaker's request to preliminarily enjoin the Commonwealth's ban on a painkiller, finding that the