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Federal Circuit Review | September 2015JD Supra (press release)In Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell Technology Group, Ltd., Appeal No. 2014-1492, the Federal Circuit reversed a damages award partially hinging on sales of products outside the United States and asked the lower court to reconsider whether …and more »
Trademark Review | September 2015JD Supra (press release)The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) found that Applicant's mark WINEBUD for wine is confusingly similar to Anheuser-Busch's (“AB”) BUD mark. The TTAB found that BUD is famous for beer and that consumers are likely to think WINEBUD for wine ...
Cantel Acquires Medical Innovations for $79.5 MillionJD Supra (press release)According to its website, Cantel Medical is a global company dedicated to delivering infection prevention and control products and services for patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers. Cantel's website states that its products include …
The Effect of Microsoft v. MotorolaJD Supra (press release)Throughout U.S. patent law jurisprudence, a select number of cases have made significant changes to fundamental aspects of the process of patent litigation. Such milestone cases often eclipse the more specific details of the parties involved in the …
District Court Finds No Valid Copyright in “Happy Birthday” LyricsJD Supra (press release)A U.S. District judge for the Central District of California has determined that Warner/Chappell Music Inc. does not own a valid copyright to the lyrics of the song “Happy Birthday.” While the melody to the song has been in the public domain for …and more »
Greatbatch, Inc. Completes $1.73 Billion AcquisitionJD Supra (press release)Greatbatch, Inc. recently announced that it has acquired Lake Region Medical (previously known as Accellent Inc.) pursuant to a deal valued at about $1.73 billion. Reuters reports that Greatbatch will pay $478 million in cash, issue 5.1 million shares …
Edwards Completes Acquisition of CardiAQJD Supra (press release)According to PRNewswire, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation recently completed its acquisition of CardiAQ Valve Technologies, Inc, a developer of transcatheter mitral valve replacement systems, which follows from Edwards' acquisition agreement ...
HeartWare International To Acquire Valtech CardioJD Supra (press release)HeartWare International recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Valtech Cardio, Ltd. Yehuda, Israe-based Valtech Cardio currently provides a transcatheter mitral valve repair product for the treatment of mitral …
Acumed Sues Skeletal Dynamics For Patent InfringementJD Supra (press release)Acumed LLC recently sued Skeletal Dynamics LLC in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. Acumed's complaint alleges that Skeletal Dynamics's REDUCT Headless Compression Screw infringes one of Acumed's patents. The patent at ...
Medtronic to Acquire Transcatheter Mitral Valve StartupJD Supra (press release)Medtronic recently agreed to pay up to $458 million for California-based Twelve, Inc., a privately-held developer of transcatheter mitral valve replacement devices. The terms of the deal include $408 million at closing and $50 million on achievement of …
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