Category Archives: Licensing

Prism Technologies LLC, et al. v. Sprint Spectrum et al.

Docket No. 2016-1456, -1457 TARANTO, LINN, CHEN March 6, 2017 Brief Summary: Jury finding of infringement and award of $30 million as a reasonable royalty upheld. Settlement agreement with AT&T was properly admitted as reasonable royalty evidence. Jury/DC properly relied … Continue reading

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Bayer Cropscience AG et al. v. Dow Agrosciences LLC et al.

Docket No. 2016-1530, -1623 MOORE, TARANTO, CHEN March 1, 2017 Non-precedential Update:  SCOTUS denied review (12/4/17) Brief Summary: DC confirmation of international arbitration tribunal’s award to Bayer of $455 million for breach of contract (under French law) and patent infringement … Continue reading

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Wi-LAN USA, Inc. et al. v. Ericsson, Inc. et al.

Docket No. 2015-1766, -1794 MOORE, O’MALLEY, WALLACH January 17, 2017 Non-precedential Brief Summary: DC grant of SJ for anticipation and non-infringement vacated; determination that Most Favored Licensee Provision of Agreement only applied to patents owned as of the date thereof. … Continue reading

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Luminara Worldwide, LLC v. Liown Electronics Co. et al.

Docket No. 2015-1671 MOORE, O’MALLEY, TARANTO February 29, 2016 Brief Summary: Luminara found to possess “substantially all rights” in Disney’s patent such that joinder was not required. Preliminary injunction was vacated due to error in DC’s claim construction. Summary: Liown … Continue reading

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Kimble et al. v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC

SCOTUS Docket No. 13-720 June 22, 2015 Brief Summary: Under Brulotte (US 1964), a patent licensing agreement cannot extend patent royalties beyond the patent expiration date. Summary: Marvel agreed to buy Kimble’s patent for a Spider Man toy in exchange … Continue reading

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Helferich Patent Licensing, LLC v. The New York Times Company, et al.

Docket No. 2014-1196, -1197, -1198, -1199, -1200 NEWMAN(D), CLEVENGER, DYK February 10, 2015 Brief Summary: DC decision of patent exhaustion against patentee with respect to content providers using equipment licensed to handset providers reversed as the patent rights because “infringement … Continue reading

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Azure Networks, LLC et al. v. CSR PLC, et al.

Docket Nos. 2013-1459 REYNA, MAYER (d), CHEN November 5, 2014 Brief Summary: DC decision that Tri-County lacked standing because its exclusive license was effectively an assignment affirmed. The decision was reversed with respect to the DC claim construction (“‘heavy presumption’ … Continue reading

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