McAndrews secured a complete victory for its client Fibar USA LLC when on June 27, 2019 Pinek IP LLC dismissed its lawsuit against Fibar in the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division. Chicago-based Fibar is a unit of wireless smart home and home automation company Fibar Group S.A. based […]
McAndrews shareholders, Sharon Hwang, Deborah Laughton, and Stephanie Samz, have won an affirmance from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit of a $254 million judgment for Stryker Corporation in one of the largest enhanced damage awards in patent history.
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.
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.
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.
"Your team out-prepared, out-researched, out-briefed and out-argued the other side, which had three or four times as many lawyers committed full-time to the case. I will certainly recommend McAndrews for any trial work, particularly if it involves technical matters, such as patents, other intellectual property and trade secrets."
Assistant General Counsel