Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co. Ltd. v. CFMT, Inc., et al.

This declaratory relief action requested a judgment of noninfringement and invalidity. We successfully appealed a jurisdiction dismissal (142 F.3d 1266))(reversing dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction and giving opponent a “Chutzpah Award”). After remand, the patentee counterclaimed on four patents involving semiconductor cleaning and drying technology used in state-of-the-art semiconductor fabrication equipment. We presented claim construction arguments at several Markman hearings. Following a month-long jury trial, this case was successfully settled.

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Winston Liaw Named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Winston Liaw has been named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow for 2024. Winston joins a select group of...

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Takeaways From the Proposed Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2023

Two proposed bills recently introduced in Congress have the potential to greatly impact the current patent litigation landscape. The bills are titled the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2023 and the Promoting and Respecting Economically...

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USAA Wins Patent Agreement With Discover, Vows To Keep Going After Banks

Eugene Mar spoke to American Banker for the article, "USAA Wins Patent Agreement With Discover, Vows To Keep Going After Banks." Link (subscription required): https://www.americanbanker.com/news/usaa-wins-patent-agreement-with-discover-vows-to-keep-going-after-banks Eugene said this becomes a business decision for a...

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Is the Copyright Threat to Generative AI Overhyped? Implications of Kadrey v. Meta

In November 2023, Meta successfully had nearly all of the claims against it dismissed in the Kadrey v. Meta Platforms, Inc. suit, a victory with potential implications for other technology companies with generative AI tools...

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What Patent Bills Would Mean for Infringement Litigation

Two bills recently introduced in Congress could significantly affect the current patent litigation landscape. The bipartisan bills are titled the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2023 and the Promoting and Respecting Economically Vital American...

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Will the Supreme Court Limit Copyright Damages? Implications of Warner Chappell Music, Inc. et al. v. Sherman Nealy et al.

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Warner Chappell Music, Inc. et al. v. Sherman Nealy et al. (Case No. 22-1078) on February 21, 2024. On the surface, the case presents the opportunity...

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Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2024 Best Law FirmsĀ® Rankings

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Takeaways From the Proposed PREVAIL Act

Two proposed bills recently introduced in Congress have the potential to greatly impact the current patent litigation landscape. The bills are titled the Promoting and Respecting Economically Vital American Innovation Leadership (PREVAIL) Act and the Patent...

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Scraping Battles: Meta Loses Legal Effort to Halt Harvesting of Personal Profiles

Alex Reese spoke to Matt Fleischer-Black of  Cybersecurity Law Report about the Meta v. Bright Data decision and its impact on U.S. scraping case law. Read the article here (paywall or trial).

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Hsu Untied Interview With Dan Callaway

Dan Callaway, a partner specializing in intellectual property litigation, was a guest on Hsu Untied , an award-winning podcast hosted and produced by Richard Hsu featuring entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, best-selling authors, and more.  During...

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