Federal Circuit Rules on Intervening Rights and Infringement of Hardware Patent

Authored by Mark Chapman, Caryn Harsche, and Kulsoom Hasan Digest of Convolve, Inc. v. Compaq Computer Corp., No. 2014-1732 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 10, 2016) (precedential). On appeal from S.D.N.Y. Before Dyk, Taranto, Hughes. Procedural Posture: In a previous appeal the CAFC reversed summary judgment of non-infringement and remanded. On remand, …

Federal Circuit Finds Case Exceptional but Vacates Attorney Fees Calculation

Authored by Paul T. Qualey and Andrew D. Kasnevich Digest of LUMEN VIEW TECHNOLOGY LLC, V. FINDTHEBEST.COM, INC., Nos. 2015-1275, 2015-1325 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 22, 2016). On appeal from S.D.N.Y. Before Lourie, Moore, and Wallach. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff appealed from the district court’s decisions finding the case exceptional and awarding enhanced …

Award Of Attorneys’ Fees Vacated As Premature Due To Reversal Of Underlying Decision

Authored by Paul Qualey, Dervis Magistre, and Vivian Cheng Digest of TNS Media Research, LLC v. Tivo Research & Analytics, Inc., No. 2015-1252 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 16, 2015) (non-precedential). On appeal from S.D.N.Y. Before Newman, Clevenger, and O’Malley. Procedural Posture: Tivo Research & Analytics, Inc. (“TRA”), the declaratory judgment defendant-counterclaimant …

Federal Circuit Reverses Discovery Sanction Dismissing All Trade Secret Claims And Vacates The District Court’s Further Construction Of The Parties’ Stipulated Claim Construction

Authored by Paul Qualey, Dervis Magistre, and Vivian Cheng Digest of TNS Media Research, LLC v. Tivo Research & Analytics, Inc., No. 2014-1668 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 16, 2015) (non-precedential). On appeal from S.D.N.Y. Before Newman, Clevenger, and O’Malley. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff TNS (doing business as Kantar Media) filed suit seeking a …

Federal Circuit Affirms Grant of Reasonable Royalty Damages to Astrazeneca

Authored by Georg C. Reitboeck, David J. Kaplan, Srikant Cheruvu Digest of Astrazeneca AB v. Apotex Corp., No. 2014-1221 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 7, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from S.D.N.Y. Before O’Malley, Clevenger, and Bryson. Procedural Posture: Accused infringer Apotex Corp. appealed from a judgment of the District Court awarding damages to …