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Fed Circ moves Juniper's patent dispute from Waco to California

Sep 24 2021

Networking tech company Juniper Networks won an order on Friday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit forcing U.S. District Judge Alan Albright to move its patent dispute with Brazos Licensing and Development from his court in Waco, Texas, court to Northern California federal court.

Marvel sues comic book artists over rights to Iron Man, Spider-Man, others

Sep 24 2021

Marvel sued comic book artist Larry Lieber and the estates of artists Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Gene Colan, and Don Rico on Friday, seeking court orders that the artists can't terminate its copyright interests in characters they co-created including Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Thor.

Viacom defeats Flora-Bama bar's trademark claims over MTV's 'Floribama Shore'

Sep 23 2021

ViacomCBS has escaped claims brought by the Pensacola, Florida beach bar Flora-Bama in Florida federal court that MTV's reality show "Floribama Shore" infringes its trademarks.

Senator Leahy announces plans for legislation to change PTAB review

Sep 22 2021

Senator Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont, said Wednesday that he would introduce legislation "restoring" the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's inter partes review process "to what Congress intended," addressing what he said were efforts to "hamstring" challenges to low-quality patents.

DOJ announces indictments over $30 million TV copyright theft scheme

Sep 22 2021

The U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday that three men who allegedly operated a $30 million scheme to steal content from cable-TV providers and retransmit it illegally had been indicted in federal court in Philadelphia.

Merck, Pfizer's Wyeth settle pneumococcal vaccine patent dispute

Sep 22 2021

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp and Pfizer's Wyeth LLC subsidiary have resolved a patent dispute over their competing vaccines for preventing diseases including pneumonia and meningitis, according to a Delaware court filing.

New York City sues 'New York Cannabis' designer over trademarks

Sep 21 2021

New York City sued a clothing designer on Tuesday, saying his use of the brand name "New York Cannabis" and logos similar to the city's on merchandise including shirts, hats and cannabis pouches infringes the city's trademarks and amounts to counterfeiting.

Lupin agrees to pay $150 million to settle Glumetza antitrust claims

Sep 21 2021

Indian generic drugmaker Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc has agreed to pay $150 million to settle claims brought by a group of grocery stores, drug stores and other direct buyers of the diabetes drug Glumetza for its role in an alleged "pay-for-delay" scheme that supposedly raised the drug's price by nearly 800%, according to a filing in San Francisco federal court.

Amgen blocks Sandoz, Zydus generics of psoriasis drug Otezla until 2028

Sep 21 2021

Amgen has won a ruling in New Jersey federal court that blocks Sandoz Inc and Zydus Pharmaceuticals' proposed generics of its blockbuster psoriasis drug Otezla until 2028, the company said.

Robinhood defeats Ice Cube's false endorsement case on second try

Sep 20 2021

Stock-trading app Robinhood Markets Inc escaped rapper Ice Cube's false endorsement claims on Monday after a San Francisco federal court dismissed his lawsuit for a second time, this time with prejudice.

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