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Judge Conley Orders Apple to Pay WARF $506 Million
This is the latest installment in the ongoing patent battle between Apple and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).  Last month, as I reported here , Judge Conley (E.D. Wisconsin) entered an opinion and order that, inter alia , denied WARF's moti...

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Beijing High Court's Revised Guidelines for Patent Infringement Determination
And here , courtesy of Jill Ge, is a link to an English-language translation (available from China Patent Agent (H.K.) Ltd.) of the Beijing High Court's 2017 Guidelines for Patent Infringement Determination.  Articles 149 to 153 are the provisions relating ...

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Ge, Pommiès, & Shen on the Beijing High Court's SEP Guidelines
This morning on the IAM Blog Jacob Schindler introduces a post by Jill Ge, Charles Pommiès, and David Shen on articles 149 to 153 of the Beijing High Court's Revised Guidelines for Patent Infringement Determination, which deal with the litigation of SEP cas...

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Updates on Compulsory Licensing, Punitive Damages, Unwired Planet
1.  This past Monday I published a post titled German Court Affirms Preliminary Grant of Compulsory License for HIV Drug .  We still are awaiting the release of the BGH's judgment in this case (all we have for now is a press release), but the June 2017 issu...

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Federal Circuit Webinar on SEPs in China
The ChinaIPR Blog this morning posted a notice of a free conference/webinar hosted by the USPTO and the Federal Circuit Bar Association, titled "Recent Developments in Standard-essential Patents in China."  The event takes place next Tuesday, July 25, from ...

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German Court Affirms Preliminary Grant of Compulsory License for HIV Drug
As readers of this blog probably are aware, a few decades ago it wasn't all that uncommon for countries either to exclude pharmaceuticals from the scope of patent protection altogether, or to require drug patent owners to submit to the compulsory licensing ...

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Stryker v. Zimmer: District Court Awards $248.7 Million in Damages
This case has been up and down the litigation ladder, from district court to Federal Circuit to Supreme Court to Federal Circuit (see my last blog post until today on this case here ) and now again to the district court.  Applying the Halo standard for enha...

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Two Recent Damages Decisions from Australia
These have both been covered by John Collins on the Kluwer Patent Blog ( here and here ), so I'll be fairly brief.  In the first decision, Bayer Aktiengesellschaft v. Generic Health Py Ltd [2017] FCA 250 , the Federal (trial) Court awarded Bayer Aus$25 mill...

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Record Patent Damages Award in Canada
At least, I'm reasonably sure this is a record.  The case is Dow v. Nova , and I mentioned the trial court's April 19 opinion here just a couple of weeks ago.  The court didn't set the amount of the award at that time, however, but rather directed the parti...

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Federal Circuit: Causal Nexus for Awarding Injunctions Shouldn't Be Too Strict
The case is Genband US LLC v. Metaswitch Networks Corp. , available here ; the opinion, which is precedential, is authored by Judge Taranto, joined by Judges Lourie and Chen.  The patents in suit relate to voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) services.  Genb...
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