Law firm Dentons has hired Campbell Forsyth as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice in London.
Law firm DLA Piper has hired James Czaban as a partner in the firm’s government affairs practice and chair of the firm’s US Food and Drug Administration group in Washington, DC.
Law firm Foley & Lardner has expanded its intellectual property department and its chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical practice by hiring Philippe Riesen as a partner.
Law firm Reed Smith has hired Nicolas Barzoukas and Josh Davis as partners in the firm’s intellectual property, information and innovation practice group in Houston.
Law firm BakerHostetler has hired Wanda French-Brown as a counsel in the firm’s patent litigation team in New York.
Law firm Sidley Austin has expanded its intellectual property capabilities by hiring Bradford Badke, Sona De and Ching-Lee Fukuda as partners in the firm’s New York office
Law firm Proskauer Rose has expanded its life sciences patent practice by hiring Fangli Chen as a partner and Daniel Klein as a senior patent counsel.
The International Trade Commission has invalidated two patents owned by Jawbone because they cover “ineligible subject matter”, dealing a blow to the wearable fitness company in its legal battle with rival Fitbit.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s process of allowing the same three judges to decide whether to institute an inter partes review and on the validity of the patent in question creates legal biases, Ethicon Endo-Surgery has argued.
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has invalidated a polymer patent owned by Howmedica Osteonics, reversing an earlier decision from the US Patent and Trademark Office and ending the company’s long running dispute with medical device company Zimmer.