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McAndrews Successfully Defends Netlist Memory Patents Against Six IPR Challenges

McAndrews announced today that the Federal Circuit has affirmed four decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”), in favor of its client, Netlist, Inc.

 

Patent Trial and Appeal Board Finds All Claims of a Patent Owned by LiquidPower Specialty Products Unpatentable

On November 1, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued the public version of its final written decision in favor of firm client Baker Hughes, a GE Company LLC, finding that all claims of a patent owned by LiquidPower Specialty Products (“LSPI”) are unpatentable on all three grounds asserted in the Baker Hughes petition for inter partes review.

 

U.S. Court of Appeals Vacates Decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

On August 25, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals vacated a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") that had rejected all of the claims of a patent application owned by Stepan Company. The inventions of the Stepan application relate to an improved herbicidal surfactant formulation that provides significant manufacturing and processing benefits.

 

Federal Judge Reaffirms Zimmer must pay more than $248 Million to Stryker for Willful Infringement

On July 12, 2017, a federal judge reaffirmed that Zimmer Inc. must pay more than $248 million to Stryker for the willful infringement of three of its pulsed lavage patents, calling it “a case of egregious piracy.” This long-running case was sent back to the Western District of Michigan for reconsideration after the Supreme Court’s June 2016 decision found the Federal Circuit’s test for awarding damages “up to three times the amount found or assessed” was overly rigid and not justified under the Patent Act.

 

District Court Confirms Demonstration of an Infringing Device at a Trade Show can Constitute Infringing “Use”

McAndrews, Held & Malloy announced today the Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, ruled in favor of its client Marposs Società per Azioni and Marposs Corporation (“Marposs”), a developer of technology used to measure workpieces during grinding operations, among other technology and products.

 

A David and Goliath Story: Local Pete the Painter, Inc., Wins Trademark Infringement Battle against the Largest Coatings Company Worldwide

Pete the Painter, Inc., a residential and commercial painting business well known in the Chicagoland area and surrounding states, won a permanent injunction in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against PPG Industries, Inc.

 

Seabery North America Sets Record for Most Claims Instituted in One IPR Petition

On October 6, 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board instituted 151 claims on a single petition on the grounds of obviousness for inter partes review by Seabery North America, Inc.

 

Pro Bono Client Granted Asylum after Initial Filing by McAndrews Team

The U.S. Asylum Office and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has granted asylum to the firm’s pro bono client, "S.," who fled her home country in fear she would be killed.

 

Supreme Court Sides with Stryker in Pivotal Patent Lawsuit over Enhanced Damages

The Supreme Court’s Stryker/Halo decision makes easier for Courts to award enhanced damages in patent infringement cases.

 

Netlist Wins Big in Two Final PTAB Decisions

McAndrews helps client Netlist prevail in final PTAB reviews against Smart Modular Technologies.

 

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