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Patent holder fails to plausibly allege indirect infringement (access required)

Where a patent holder failed to allege facts sufficient to support a plausible claim that the defendant knowingly induced others to infringe the plaintiff’s patents, or that defendant acted with the specific intent to do so, an indirect infringement claim ...

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‘Inter parties’ review results in stay of suit (access required)

Where a network security company alleged that several products from a competitor infringed 13 of the plaintiff’s patents, but the defendant had petitioned for inter partes review, or IPR, the suit was stayed pending resolution of the IPR proceedings. Background ...

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Meaning of ‘commercially reasonable efforts’ clarified (access required)

Where an asset purchase agreement required the purchaser to use “commercially reasonable efforts” to market and sell a pharmaceutical drug, the court clarified how the business interest privilege affected this obligation. Background This matter comes before the court following extensive ...

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Medical centers’ COVID business loss claims dismissed (access required)

Where medical centers sought coverage for COVID-related business losses under the biocontamination and decontamination costs provisions in their policy, their claims are dismissed. The provisions require changes to the nature of the insured property that necessitates either repair or replacement ...

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Class certified in COVID-related business interruption suit (access required)

Where a Virginia business alleged that the defendants breached insurance contracts by denying every claim for COVID-19 related loss of income and/or extra expenses, the other affected business could be identified and damages could be calculated through a common methodology, ...

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