RPD Holdings, LLC v. Tech Pharmacy Services

RPD Holdings, L.L.C. claims that it purchased a patent license from multiple debtors in bankruptcy sales of their estates. Tech Pharmacy Services argues that RPD does not have rights under the license to Tech Pharm’s patented invention. Concluding that the... Read more →

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Apple and Google v. ContentGuard v. Iancu

Apple Inc. and Google LLC appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision to grant ContentGuard Holdings, Inc.’s motion to amend in a covered business method review of U.S. Patent 7,774,280. Because the Board applied the wrong legal standard... Read more →

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Spireas v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue

This appeal requires us to decide whether royalties paid on a technology license agreement should have been treated as ordinary income or as capital gains. The distinction is significant for taxpayers like the Appellant, Dr. Spiridon Spireas, who earned $40... Read more →

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MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. v. Infineon Technologies Americas Corp.

Plaintiffs MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. and Nitronex, LLC (together, “MACOM”) sought and obtained a preliminary injunction against defendant Infineon Technologies Americas Corp. (“Infineon”) in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The injunction declared that Infineon’s... Read more →

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Microsoft, Corp. v. Motorola, Inc.

We live in an age in which the interconnectivity of a wide range of modern technological products is vital. To achieve that interconnection, patent-holders often join together in compacts requiring licensing certain patents on reasonable and non-discriminatory (“RAND”) terms. Such... Read more →

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Fifty-Six Hope Road Music v. A.V.E.L.A.

The panel affirmed the district court’s judgment after a jury trial on claims under the Lanham Act and Nevada state law regarding the use of Bob Marley images on apparel and other merchandise. Affirming the denial of defendants’ post-trial motion... Read more →

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Cellport Systems v. Peiker Acustic

In October 2004, Cellport Systems, Inc. (“Cellport”) and Peiker Acustic GMBH & Co. KG (“Peiker”) entered into an agreement concerning Cellport’s technology for the hands-free use of cellphones in vehicles. In 2009, Cellport filed suit against Peiker, alleging breach of... Read more →

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Jang v. Boston Scientific SciMed Inc.

Viewing all the facts in the light most favorable to Jang, two of his claims are sufficiently colorable to survive judgment on the pleadings: (1) that BSC breached § 7.3(c), because the cash offset qualifies as a “recovery of damages”;... Read more →

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Magi XXI, Inc. v. Stato della Citta del Vaticano

Sublicensee to an agreement allowing reproductions of the Vatican library collection brought action against the licensee, the licensee’s president, and the Vatican State, alleging breach of contract and related torts. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of... Read more →

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Yellowbook Inc. v. Brandeberry

This case involves a trademark dispute over the right to use the “AMTEL” name and marks for phonebooks in various Ohio counties. In 2002, Defendant Steven Brandeberry sold his phonebook business, operated under the name AMTEL, to Barney White, who... Read more →

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