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Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Natco Pharma Limited

USA - April 22 2014 Defendant accused infringers appealed final judgment of infringement. CAFC vacated and remanded for further proceedings

S.D.N.Y. denies 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss on grounds of laches and equitable estoppel after first amended complaint

USA - June 18 2014 District Judge P. Kevin Castel denied defendant NY Fusion Merchandise's 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss on grounds of laches and equitable estoppel. The

SDNY grants motion to amend complaint to add newly-issued patent but stays litigation regarding that patent

USA - March 25 2014 District Judge Colleen McMahon granted plaintiff Droplets's motion to amend its complaint to add claims of infringement of newly-issued U.S. Patent 8

S.D.N.Y. denies three contention interrogatories before substantial discovery in patent litigation

USA - May 29 2014 District Judge Katherine Forrest denied plaintiff Regeneron's motion to compel responses to contention interrogatories against defendants Merus and

Jury award reduced drastically in Adidas case

USA - February 25 2009 In Adidas America Inc v Payless ShoeSource Inc the District Court for the District of Oregon drastically reduced a jury award for trademark and trade dress infringement from $305 million to $65 million

Federal Circuit Approves PTAB Trial Approach

USA - February 18 2016 In a split decision, the Federal Circuit has approved the PTAB's practice of deciding to institute AIA trials on a claim-by-claim basis. The case

Federal Circuit Reverses Finding of Noninfringement of Storage Unit Retrieval Patents

USA - January 29 2016 CAFC reviewed District Court’s claim construction of the term “independent storage units” de novo because it was based on an intrinsic-evidence

Federal Circuit Dismisses Third Party Appeal of Reexamination Proceeding for Lack of Standing

USA - January 29 2016 CAFC held that Agilent did not have a cause of action to appeal the denial of an inter partes reexamination because Agilent was not the third-party

Federal Circuit Partially Remands as to Obviousness Determination in Interference Relating to DNA Sequencing Methods

USA - January 29 2016 The Board did not err in finding that claims 1-22 and 24-26 of the ‘630 patent were obvious over a prior art publication to Laird et al., and U.S

Federal Circuit Upholds Obviousness Determination in IPR Relating to DNA Sequencing Methods, Denies Substitute Claims

USA - January 29 2016 The Board did not err in focusing on the prior art in deciding Illumina’s motion to amend the claims during an IPR proceeding. Illumina bore the