Squeezing in their last jabs, lawyers for Apple alleged that Samsung executives never appeared in court because they did not dare reveal their real aim for the companies' retrial: a verdict that split the difference.
Yet another defendant has won a patent case in the supposedly plaintiffs-friendly Eastern District of Texas. This time around, the online gaming company Zynga Inc. and its lawyers at Akin Gump prevailed over a nonpracticing entity called Personalized Media Communications.
After raging for more than half a century, a copyright battle over the rights to the iconic spy James Bond finally came to an end last week.
The Federal Circuit reaffirmed its "causal nexus" test, but ruled that Judge Lucy Koh applied it too strictly when she denied a permanent injunction against Samsung.
After 12 years of litigation, a small family-owned coffee company in Center Tuftonboro, N.H., has prevailed against Starbucks in a trademark fight over its Charbucks Blend and Mr. Charbucks coffees. Starbucks was represented by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has sided with Garmin International Inc. and invalidated three challenged claims in a patent held by Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC, marking the first inter partes review decision to be issued since the new patent challenge proceeding was instituted under the America Invents Act.
Under questioning from MoFo's Rachel Krevans, a Chicago accountant set Samsung's bill at $380 million.
Google's longtime counsel, Daralyn Durie of Durie Tangri, said the 8-year-old case "has seen the birth of 10 babies and the founding of two law firms" between both sides' legal teams.
As they began making their cases to jurors in a closely watched rematch on damages, lawyers for Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. are $328 million apart on the question of how much the Korean smartphone maker must pay for patent infringement.