Intellectual Property

IP Law Daily
  • March 21, 2017

    Laches may not be invoked as a defense against a patent infringement claim for damages brought within the Patent Act’s six-year statute of limitations, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, in a 7-1 opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito. In an infringement suit brought by adult incontinence products manufacturers SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag and SCA Personal Care, Inc. (collectively, "SCA"),...

  • March 20, 2017

    Plaintiff Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC ("MTel"), which asserted three patents generally related to wireless telecommunications against several defendants, was not required to plead compliance with Section 287 of the Patent Act relating to the limited damages a patent owner who fails to mark their products may recover, the federal district court in Wilmington, Delaware, has decided. In addition, the contention...

  • March 17, 2017

    In a trademark infringement dispute between two Texas oil equipment manufacturing companies using the name "Streamline," a jury’s infringement verdict was supported by sufficient evidence at trial, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans. However, the jury’s damages award was not supported by the evidence and the district court erred by not granting the defendant’s post-trial motion...

  • March 16, 2017

    Substantial evidence supported an Oregon jury’s infringement verdict and $36 million damages award to Mentor Graphics for rival Synopsys’ infringement of simulation/emulation technology patent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has decided. The district court’s denial of judgment as a matter of law was upheld. However, because the district court erred by precluding evidence of Synopsys’ willful...

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Mr. Kiklis is a patent attorney with 20 years of experience in all areas of patent law. He has procured numerous patents, litigated patents, and challenged patents in various proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Boston University, respectively. Mr. Kiklis received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law.

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