Here are some upcoming events of interest to the
intellectual property law community. All times local.
Monday, Feb. 13
10 a.m. – At an oral argument before the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Swedish telecom equipment
manufacturer Ericsson will ask the court to reverse a 2015
decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent and
Trial and Appeal Board that refused to invalidate a patent owned
by Intellectual Ventures LLC, a major patent holding company. IV
has sued AT&T Inc and T-Mobile USA Inc for infringing the
patent, which relates to a method for frequency hopping in
cellular wireless communication. The case is Ericsson Inc v.
Intellectual Ventures LLC, 16-1671, at the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Federal Circuit. For Ericsson: Steven Spears of
McDermott Will & Emery. For Intellectual Ventures: Byron Pickard
of Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox.
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