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Patent Filings Roundup: Medtronic Hit with Seven IPRs, Huawei Fields Multiple District Court Complaints

PTAB (31 new filings) Case Number Action Owner Petitioner Patent IPR2020-00687 Filed Parus Holdings Inc. Apple Inc. 9451084 IPR2020-00686 Filed Parus Holdings Inc. Apple Inc. 7076431 IPR2020-00715 Filed Medtronic, Inc. Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. 8036756 IPR2020-00714 Filed Medtronic, Inc. Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. 9463324 IPR2020-00681 Filed Targeted Radio LLC [Acacia] Unified Patents, LLC 8948684 IPR2020-00718 …

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Sanofi Decision Presents Opportunities to Clear the Patent Thicket for Generic Pharmaceuticals

“The Sanofi decision behooves drug sponsor, generic manufacturers, and drug purchasers alike to examine the Orange Book listings for potentially improperly listed patents.” The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has made brand companies think twice about creating patent thickets in the Orange Book by resuscitating an antitrust suit against Sanofi by direct …

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Broadcom Asserts Patents Covering ‘Crucial Aspects’ of Netflix Content Delivery

“Broadcom alleges that the patent claims at issue in this lawsuit cover crucial aspects of the Netflix streaming service, including systems for reliable content delivery with minimal interruptions, efficient server resource use and encoding content in formats compatible with client devices accessing the Netflix service.” On March 13, American semiconductor developer Broadcom Corporation filed a …

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Federal Circuit Finds District Court Did Not Err in Jury Instructions On ‘Ordinary Observer’ Standard

“The CAFC found no error in the jury instructions, which defined the ordinary observer as ‘a person who buys and uses the product at issue’ and ‘correctly instructed [the jury] that the question is how the ordinary observer would view the article as a whole.’” The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) …

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Facebook v. Windy City: CAFC Strikes Down PTAB’s Approach to Joinder in IPRs

“Were the statute ambiguous, we would alternatively resolve this matter in the same way. Specifically, we would find that no deference is due to the POP opinion in Proppant and that the most reasonable reading of § 315(c) is the one we adopt in our majority opinion.” Chief Judge Prost, Federal Circuit. In Facebook v. …

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Twisting Facts to Capitalize on COVID-19 Tragedy: Fortress v. bioMerieux

“The offer of a royalty-free license to any third party working on diagnostics tests directed to COVID-19 is a generous response not only to bioMerieux, not only to all the biopharma companies working on COVID-19, but to everyone, period. We all have an interest in this issue, as the world around us shutters.” Some people …

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Pharmaceuticals

IPLL provides guidance and legal advice to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies on matters at the intersection of FDA regulation and intellectual property. Our attorneys have extensive experience in advising companies on market protection strategies, data exclusivity, patent term restoration, transactions, licensing, and due diligence. We also provide advice in these subsections: • Agrochemicals …

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Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale, a technology based upon recognized scientific disciplines and material science fabrication techniques where individual molecules and even atoms can be arranged into precise structures. As a field and area for product development, nanotechnology includes numerous scientific disciplines, including microfabrication, molecular biology, organic chemistry, semiconductor …

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Medical Devices and Instrumentation

Integration of smart technologies including engineering, biology, nanotechnology in medical device product development continues to accelerate and revolutionize medical treatments. In a fast growing industry, a comprehensive intellectual property strategy is critical for players in the medical device sector. IPLL’s qualified attorneys combine their scientific prowess and their legal expertise to advise medical devices companies …

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Electronic and Information Technology

Intellectual property portfolio development and enforcement are key in today’s dynamic business environment fueled by rapid advancements in the electronics industry. IPLL helps clients to achieve the optimal use of IP for their business objectives by offering advice on management, creating enforcement-ready portfolios, negotiating licensing deals, performing IP due diligence for investment and acquisition opportunities …

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