Eli Lilly and Company v. Novartis Pharma AG

Eli Lilly and Company and its foreign subsidiaries (collectively, “Eli Lilly”) applied to the district court under 28 U.S.C § 1782 for an order requiring Novartis Pharma AG to provide discovery for use in ongoing patent litigation between the two... Read more →

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CPC PATENT TECHS. PTY LTD. V. APPLE, INC.

The panel vacated a district judge’s order declining to overturn a magistrate judge’s denial of CPC Patent Technologies PTY Ltd.’s application pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782 to compel Apple, Inc. to turn over documents, which CPC seeks to use... Read more →

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Sleep Number Corporation v. Steven Young

Sleep Number Corporation sued Steven Young, Carl Hewitt, and UDP Labs, Inc., asserting ownership of the inventions claimed in certain patent applications filed by UDP with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). The district court granted Sleep Number’s... Read more →

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Tumey v. Mycroft AI, Inc.

Mycroft AI, Inc.; Joshua Montgomery; and Michael Lewis appeal the district court’s grant of a preliminary injunction. We vacate the injunction and remand for reassignment to a different judge. Download Tumey v. Mycroft AI Inc. Read more →

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HTC Corp. v. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

After negotiations for a patent licensing agreement soured, the plaintiffs sued the defendants and alleged that they had breached their contractual obligation to offer a license on fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory terms. The jury found in the defendants’ favor, and... Read more →

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United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1776 v. Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.

Purchasers of brand diabetes drug ACTOS brought suit against the manufacturer (“Takeda”) for improperly describing its patents to the Food and Drug Administration, in effect extending the duration of its patent protection over ACTOS and delaying generic competition. The district... Read more →

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Life Spine, Inc. v. Aegis Spine, Inc.

This trade secret case arises from a short‐lived business relationship between two companies that sell spinal implant devices. Life Spine, Inc. makes and sells a spinal implant device called the ProLift Expandable Spacer System. Aegis Spine, Inc. contracted with Life... Read more →

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MINERVA SURGICAL, INC. v. HOLOGIC, INC.

Held: Assignor estoppel is well grounded in centuries-old fairness principles, and the Federal Circuit was right to uphold it. But assignor estoppel applies only when the assignor’s claim of invalidity contradicts explicit or implicit representations he made in assigning the... Read more →

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US v. Arthrex

Held: The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded. 941 F. 3d 1320, vacated and remanded. THE CHIEF JUSTICE delivered the opinion of the Court with respect to Parts I and II, concluding that the unreviewable authority wielded by... Read more →

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GOOGLE LLC v. ORACLE AMERICA, INC.

Google’s copying of the Java SE API, which included only those lines of code that were needed to allow programmers to put their accrued talents to work in a new and transformative program, was a fair use of that material... Read more →

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