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US Supreme Court knocks back two medical device disputes

US01-12-2015

The US Supreme Court has rejected both Nautilus’s and Covidien’s attempt to reverse patent infringement judgments in two separate disputes centring on medical devices.

Nautilus’s Supreme Court petition bolstered by tech companies’ support

US30-11-2015

A group of technology companies has urged the US Supreme Court to re-hear the Nautilus v Biosig case, arguing that the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit failed to apply the “reasonable certainty” standard for determining whether a patent claim is indefinite.

Abbott succeeds in grey goods injunction request

US12-11-2015

Abbott Laboratories has successfully obtained an injunction against a number of US retailers selling ‘grey good’ strips for diabetics that had been manufactured in Ireland and later sold in the US at a lower price.

ITC cannot halt transmission of digital files, Federal Circuit rules

US11-11-2015

Electronic transmissions of data do not count as “articles” under the 1930 Tariff Act and the International Trade Commission overstepped its mark in halting their transmission, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled.

Jawbone says Fitbit patent claims violate anti-competition laws

US03-11-2015

Wearable technology maker Jawbone has accused rival Fitbit of using patent litigation and “poaching” key employees to hurt it commercially in an anti-competition claim filed at a US court.

Fitbit requests triple damages in patent lawsuit

US02-11-2015

Wearable technology company Fitbit has accused competitor Aliphcom of infringing a number of its patents covering devices that record an individual’s fitness.

Federal Circuit rules in Medtronic and St. Jude patent rows

US30-10-2015

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued two separate judgments concerning the alleged infringement of a patent covering an access control mechanism for a wireless network by medical device makers Medtronic and St. Jude Medical.

LES 2015: ‘Much unrest’ in molecular diagnostics area, argues Roche

US28-10-2015

There is “clearly a lot of unrest” in the patent law on molecular diagnostics, according to the head of licensing at Roche Diagnostics.

Ariosa says the sky is not falling, so Federal Circuit decision must stand

US22-10-2015

Ariosa Diagnostics has urged the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to reject Sequenom’s en banc request, stating that behind its “sky is falling” rhetoric is really a demand for courts to revise the US Supreme Court’s two-part test in determining the eligibility of a patent.

US Supreme Court ends $1 billion patent dispute

US06-10-2015

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear manufacturer W L Gore & Associates’s request for clarity on whether US patent law stipulates that patent licensing agreements must be placed in writing.

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