ACTOS End-Payor Antitrust Litigation

Plaintiffs allege that the defendants-appellees (collectively “Takeda”) prevented competitors from timely marketing a generic version of Takeda’s diabetes drug ACTOS by falsely describing two patents to the Food and Drug Administration. Plaintiffs claim that these false patent descriptions channeled Takeda’s... Read more →

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Magnetar Techs. v. Intamin, Ltd.

The panel affirmed the district court’s summary judgment on claims of (1) malicious prosecution of a patent infringement action and (2) monopolization in violation of Section 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act. The panel held that under California law, the... Read more →

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Fed. Trade Comm'n v. Actavis, Inc.

The Eleventh Circuit erred in affirming the dismissal of theFTC’s complaint. Pp. 8–21. (a) Although the anticompetitive effects of the reverse settlement agreement might fall within the scope of the exclusionary potential ofSolvay’s patent, this does not immunize the agreement... Read more →

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Ethypharm SA France v. Abbott Labs

Ethypharm S.A. France (“Ethypharm”) appeals the judgment of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware granting Abbott Laboratories (“Abbott”) summary judgment on Ethypharm‟s antitrust and state law claims. Although the District Court ruled in Abbott‟s favor, it... Read more →

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Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc.

Nike filed this suit, alleging that two of Already’s athletic shoes violated Nike’s Air Force 1 trademark. Already denied the allegations and filed a counterclaim challenging the validity of Nike’s Air Force 1 trademark. While the suit was pending, Nike... Read more →

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IGT v. Alliance Gaming Corp.

type of casino gaming machine containing a secondary bonus game incorporating a spinning wheel. IGT sued Alliance Gaming Corp., Bally Gaming International, Inc., and Bally Gaming, Inc. (collectively, “Bally”) for infringement of these patents, and Bally counterclaimed under state and... Read more →

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Ritz Camera & Image, LLC v. Sandisk Corp.

This case comes to us on an interlocutory appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The certified question concerns the limits on standing to bring so-called Walker Process antitrust claims. The Supreme Court in... Read more →

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Settlement in Massive Anti-Trust Lawsuit Could Lower PC Prices

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Federal Trade Commission is trumpeting its settlement with Intel Corp. as a victory for consumers who have overpaid for computer chips for a decade, though computer buyers shouldn't expect a sudden drop in prices. The deal... Read more →

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AMERICAN NEEDLE, INC. v. NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE et al.

Respondent National Football League (NFL) is an unincorporated association of 32 separately owned professional football teams, also respondents here. The teams, each of which owns its own name, colors, logo, trademarks, and related intellectual property, formed respondent National Football League... Read more →

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In re: Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Antitrust Litigation

Plaintiffs appeal from a judgment of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Trager, J.) granting summary judgment for defendants, manufacturers of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin hydrochloride (“Cipro”) or generic bioequivalents of Cipro. Plaintiffs argue that... Read more →

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