Although the engineers and the corporate attorney may be very familiar with the technology or product accused of infringing, they likely are not skilled or experienced in determining whether the technology or products infringe
a particular patent.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III has filed Senate Bill 2109, or the proposed "Philippine Online Infringement Act," which seeks to enable the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), through the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), to cancel the licenses of internet service providers that allow websites to infringe
or facilitate the infringement of copyright.
The IP rights holder will then have the chance to inspect samples of the suspected products to confirm if they infringe
their IP rights.
- The UK Supreme Court has decided in the litigation relating to alternative salt forms of Alimta (pemetrexed disodium) that Actavis's products directly infringe
Indianapolis, Indiana-based global pharmaceuticals specialist Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) vitamin regimen patents in the UK, France, Italy, and Spain, the company said.
As part of this recent settlement, Avon admitted liability for infringing Rea.deeming Beauty's intellectual property rights, made a substantial monetary payment to the company and agreed that in the future it will not infringe
the beautyblender trademark or pass off its sponge makeup applicators as authentic beautyblender products.
However, a panel of three judges stated Samsung did not infringe
The two companies have settled a lawsuit ConforMIS filed against Wright in September 2013 alleging the Prophecy knee and ankle systems infringe
four of its patents.
From a legal standpoint, the Copyright Act of 1976 clearly makes it illegal to infringe
copyrighted works and provides harsh civil--and in some cases criminal--penalties for those who do.
However, a San Jose, Calif., jury has ruled that Apple did not infringe
on the patents in question, although the jury ruled that those patents are still valid.
Following up on a jury verdict, Apple has asked a court in California to order Samsung Electronics to stop using features that were found to infringe
three of its patents, according to the PC World.
As Apple has continued to infringe
our patented mobile technologies, we will continue to take the measures necessary to protect our intellectual property rights," Samsung said in a statement.
Summary: Apple won an order against Samsung Electronics that prevents US imports of devices that infringe
two Apple patents, a victory that may nonetheless have limited impact on their global fight.