The Federal Circuit on Tuesday upheld a ruling that a tuberculosis test patent Roche Molecular Systems Inc. asserted against Cepheid is invalid for claiming only natural phenomena, although one judge said the full appeals court should revisit the underlying case law.
Gilead Sciences Inc. has asked a Delaware federal court to dismiss yet another patent infringement case against a drugmaker attempting to sell a generic version of its blockbuster HIV preventative medication Truvada, with hints that a settlement is being hammered out.
An antitrust lawsuit by a group of California pharmacies targeting a settlement between Pfizer Inc. and Ranbaxy Inc. over the anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor hit the end of the road Tuesday, with the U.S. Supreme Court declining to take up the pharmacies’ argument that their suit was improperly removed to federal court and then dismissed.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has rebuffed China’s efforts to hold negotiations aimed at ending the two governments’ escalating tariff battle, declaring that Beijing is “not ready” to make necessary concessions to the U.S. government.
Visual artist Richard Prince is pushing to end copyright litigation over his Instagram-themed art exhibit, arguing he was allowed to display largely unaltered versions of other artists’ images because he used them in “a radically different aesthetic context.”
Last week, Canada reached agreement with the United States and Mexico on what is essentially a revised North American Free Trade Agreement. The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement alters some provisions of NAFTA, maintains others and borrows a few ideas from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, say attorneys with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
WB Music Corp. has urged the Second Circuit to affirm a lower court’s decision to toss producer Shep Pettibone’s breach of contract suit alleging that the music company owed him more than $500,000 in royalties it withheld to cover copyright litigation over Madonna’s “Vogue,” saying their underlying contract plainly requires him to indemnify the music …
A chemical dye and ink company and an executive who admitted employing a “scorched-earth” approach to resisting discovery in an Indiana federal trade secrets case were hit Friday with a default judgment in favor of the opposition.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the solicitor general to argue at an upcoming case interpreting the America Invents Act’s on-sale bar, allowing the government to throw its weight behind the petitioner who says the Federal Circuit dramatically expanded what counts as “on sale.”
Practical Law In-house has published three new blog posts and a practice note.