Intellectual Property Law News and Insights

Sound View Escalates Patent Assault On Open Source Software With New Wave Of Lawsuits

Published: Oct 01, 2019
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Sound View Innovations, an IP licensing company that is quickly becoming a prolific Non-Practicing Entity (NPE), has ramped up its litigation campaign by filing seven more lawsuits in 2019. Similar to the patent lawsuits that it initiated in 2016 and 2017 against major players like Facebook, Hulu, Twitter and Fidelity, Sound View...

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PTAB Designates Precedential Decision Relating To Infringer’s Civil Action Barring IPR

Published: Sep 23, 2019
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The PTAB designated as precedential a January 2019 panel decision relating to the bar on instituting an IPR under 35 U.S.C. § 315(a)(1) when the petitioner previously filed a civil action challenging the validity of the patent. See Cisco Systems, Inc. v. Chrimar Systems, Inc, IPR2018-01511, Paper 11 (PTAB Jan....

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Eleventh Circuit Finds Difference Of Opinion Not Enough For An FCA Claim

Published: Sep 23, 2019
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Today's case doesn't involve prescription drugs or medical devices. But it is a circuit court opinion that we thought warranted bringing to the attention of our readers who deal with False Claims Act ("FCA") claims. We've discussed FCA claims as an "awkward vehicle" in pharmaceutical cases here and we hold...

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