ANALYTICS: Top-Litigated PTAB Patents

As a follow up to the November article about the most litigious district court patent plaintiffs and the December article about which patent owners faced the most Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions, this article will explore analytics based on patent number. In particular,...

Blue Cross Alleges Vyera, Shkreli Monopolized Market for Daraprim

Blue Cross Blue Shield is taking action against Martin Shkreli and his former company, alleging that the defendants illegally increased the price...

Judge Approves Injunction Against Dietary Supplement Company but Declines to Force Recall

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was largely victorious Wednesday in its bid to require dietary supplement manufacturer Confidence USA to halt...

Court Dismisses Marriott Data Breach Suit For Lack of Standing

On Wednesday, Judge Paul W. Grimm of the District of Maryland issued an order and opinion granting Marriott International, Inc.’s (Marriott) motion...

Tech Giants

Court Dismisses NVIDIA Securities Suit

On Tuesday, Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. of the Northern District of California issued an order granting “multinational technology company” NVIDIA Corporation’s...

Opposition to Google’s Motion to Dismiss Filed in Cellular Data Collection Suit

On Monday in the Northern District of California, the plaintiffs in a user data collection putative class action against Google filed their...

Employee Sues Amazon for Race and Gender-Based Discrimination

Charlotte Newman filed a lawsuit against Amazon.com, Inc., Amazon Web Services, Inc. (collectively, Amazon), and three individual employees for discrimination in the...

Google Sued for Refusing to Redeem Google Play Gift Cards

On Thursday, a consumer filed a class-action complaint against Google and its parent company Alphabet, Inc. in the Central District of California...

Court Tells Valve to Turn Over Docs in Apple App Store Antitrust Litigation

On Wednesday, Magistrate Judge Thomas S. Hixson sided with Apple Inc. in a discovery dispute wherein Apple requested that third-party Valve Corporation...

Southern California Eatery Sues Postmates for Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition

Plaintiff Lucky Boy Hamburgers, Inc. (Lucky Boy) sued Postmates Inc. on Wednesday over the third-party courier service’s ostensible refusal to cease its...

Emerging Tech

Google Sued for Distributing, Selling Zynga Gambling Games on Google Play

A consumer filed a class-action complaint on Wednesday in the Northern District of California against Google and Google Payment Corp. alleging that they “profit(s) from illegal gambling games developed by Zynga, Inc. and offered, sold, and distributed...

Judge Approves Injunction Against Dietary Supplement Company but Declines to Force Recall

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was largely victorious Wednesday in its bid to require dietary supplement manufacturer Confidence USA to halt...

Court Dismisses Marriott Data Breach Suit For Lack of Standing

On Wednesday, Judge Paul W. Grimm of the District of Maryland issued an order and opinion granting Marriott International, Inc.’s (Marriott) motion...

Hemp Companies Fight Dismissal Of Immunity Suit

Hemp Industries Association and RE Botanicals, Inc., filed an opposition on Tuesday to an attempt by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration...

Popeye’s Supplier and The Cheesecake Factory Are the Latest to Join Consolidated Chicken Antitrust Lawsuit

Although settlements are starting to close some matters in the consolidated lawsuit purporting anticompetitive conduct in the chicken processing marketplace, some restaurants...

Health

Blue Cross Alleges Vyera, Shkreli Monopolized Market for Daraprim

Blue Cross Blue Shield is taking action against Martin Shkreli and his former company, alleging that the defendants illegally increased the price of drug Daraprim by more than 4,000% after effectively monopolizing the drug’s market. In a proposed class-action complaint filed Thursday...

Judge Approves Injunction Against Dietary Supplement Company but Declines to Force Recall

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was largely victorious Wednesday in its bid to require dietary supplement manufacturer Confidence USA to halt...

Geico Alleges New York Physician Operating Fraudulent No-Fault Billing Scheme

Geico filed a complaint Wednesday in the Eastern District of New York against a physician for allegedly operating an insurance fraud...

Judge Adopts Magistrate Order Dismissing a Plaintiff in Patent Case Against Medtronic and Successors

Chief Judge Robert J. Jonker of the Western District of Michigan, who is overseeing a dispute between the inventors of a patent...

Judge Approves Injunction Against Dietary Supplement Company but Declines to Force Recall

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was largely victorious Wednesday in its bid to require dietary supplement manufacturer Confidence USA to halt...

Geico Alleges New York Physician Operating Fraudulent No-Fault Billing Scheme

Geico filed a complaint Wednesday in the Eastern District of New York against a physician for allegedly operating an insurance fraud...

Judge Adopts Magistrate Order Dismissing a Plaintiff in Patent Case Against Medtronic and Successors

Chief Judge Robert J. Jonker of the Western District of Michigan, who is overseeing a dispute between the inventors of a patent...

DOJ Settles with Pennsylvania Health Centers After Proposed Acquisition Prompted Antitrust Suit

Geisinger Health and Evangelical Community Hospital will settle with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve the DOJ’s antitrust suit against the...

Agriculture

Hemp Companies Fight Dismissal Of Immunity Suit

Hemp Industries Association and RE Botanicals, Inc., filed an opposition on Tuesday to an attempt by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the hemp companies. The plaintiffs purported that because hemp is legal under the 2018 Farm Bill,...

Popeye’s Supplier and The Cheesecake Factory Are the Latest to Join Consolidated Chicken Antitrust Lawsuit

Although settlements are starting to close some matters in the consolidated lawsuit purporting anticompetitive conduct in the chicken processing marketplace, some restaurants...

Tobacco Graphics Warning Requirements Delayed A Third Time by Texas Federal Court

On Tuesday, the Eastern District of Texas granted a motion from tobacco companies to extend the effective date of an already postponed...

Court Approves Renewed Settlement in FLSA Slaughterhouse Worker Overtime Case

Judge Leslie A. Gardner of the Middle District of Georgia gave the greenlight to a settlement concerning two Fair Labor Standards Act...

Popeye’s Supplier and The Cheesecake Factory Are the Latest to Join Consolidated Chicken Antitrust Lawsuit

Although settlements are starting to close some matters in the consolidated lawsuit purporting anticompetitive conduct in the chicken processing marketplace, some restaurants...

Tobacco Graphics Warning Requirements Delayed A Third Time by Texas Federal Court

On Tuesday, the Eastern District of Texas granted a motion from tobacco companies to extend the effective date of an already postponed...

Court Approves Renewed Settlement in FLSA Slaughterhouse Worker Overtime Case

Judge Leslie A. Gardner of the Middle District of Georgia gave the greenlight to a settlement concerning two Fair Labor Standards Act...

SK Foods Accused of Not Paying Employees for Overtime Work

Marques Deloney filed a class-action complaint on Tuesday in the Southern District of Ohio against SK Food Group, a food manufacturing company,...

Around Law Street

Industrial Facility Accused of Polluting Los Angeles Waters

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Waterkeeper filed a complaint in the Central District of California alleging that Safeshred Co., Inc. has not...

Amazon Sues Influencers For Promoting Counterfeit Luxury Goods On Its Site Via Social Media

On Thursday in the Western District of Washington, Amazon.com, Inc. filed a complaint against individuals Kelly Fitzpatrick and Sabrina Kelly-Krejci and 11...

Sugar Beet Farmers Say They Should Not Be Required to Label Products As Bioengineered

Sugar beet farmer associations and the American Farm Bureau Federation filed a motion on Monday asking to intervene in a Northern District...

FCC Adopts New Spectrum Rules Rules, Aiming to Improve Wi-Fi For Wi-Fi and Automotive Safety

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced earlier this week that it adopted new rules for the 5.850 – 5.925 GHz spectrum band...

Smart Home Automation Technology Company Sued for Website ADA Violations

On Monday in the Southern District of New York, the plaintiff, a visually impaired and legally blind individual, filed a class-action complaint...

B. Braun Medical Staff Supervisors Accused of Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender, and Sex

On Monday, in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, an ex-employee of B. Braun Medical alleged that he experienced discrimination based on...

Insurers Accuse CVS of Reaping Millions from Generic Drug Overcharges

On Thursday, four healthcare plan providers filed suit against CVS Pharmacy, Inc., for allegedly engaging in a scheme that overcharged them for...

Chicken Companies Say Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Claims Are Barred

On Friday, defendants in the consolidated broiler chicken antitrust lawsuit filed an answer to the seventh amended class action complaint for the...

Ericsson Sues Samsung Over Patent Licensing, Alleging Breach of FRAND Commitments

Ericsson, a networking and telecommunications company, filed a complaint on Thursday in the Eastern District of Texas against defendants Samsung Electronics Co.,...

Intellectual Property

Chatting Platform Discord Sued for Patent Infringement

On Friday in the District of Delaware, Coretek Licensing LLC filed a complaint against Discord Inc., an online messaging program that supports...

Sony Files TTAB Opposition Against Soni Poke Fast Casual Food Mark

On Wednesday, Sony Corporation filed a notice of opposition before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board against applicant Soni Poke Bowl Ventures’s...

Twitter Opposes Tweet Bird Food Trademark

On Friday, Twitter filed a notice of opposition before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board against applicant Puerto Rican company B. Fernandez...

Policy

Arizona House Passes App Store Bill, Potentially Ending Large Commissions for Apple and Google

On Wednesday, the Arizona House of Representatives passed  HB 2005 in a 31-29 vote which would prevent digital application distribution platforms (app...

Virginia Becomes Second State to Enact Consumer Data Privacy Law

Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act became official on Tuesday after Gov. Ralph Northam signed the bill into law. An article by The...

SEC Files Suit Over $ 45M Fraudulent Telecom Company Scheme

On Tuesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint in the Southern District of New York against Airborne Wireless Network...

Cybersecurity

Court Dismisses Marriott Data Breach Suit For Lack of Standing

On Wednesday, Judge Paul W. Grimm of the District of Maryland issued an order and opinion granting Marriott International, Inc.’s (Marriott) motion...

Facebook Aruges BIPA Instagram Suit Belongs in Arbitration

Last Thursday, Facebook, Inc. filed a motion to compel arbitration in a consolidated suit lodged by consumers for violations of the Illinois...

TikTok Reaches $92M Privacy Suit Settlement

After more than a year of litigation, TikTok has agreed to pay $92 million in a proposed settlement in a multidistrict...

Cannabis

Hemp Companies Fight Dismissal Of Immunity Suit

Hemp Industries Association and RE Botanicals, Inc., filed an opposition on Tuesday to an attempt by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration...

Popeye’s Supplier and The Cheesecake Factory Are the Latest to Join Consolidated Chicken Antitrust Lawsuit

Although settlements are starting to close some matters in the consolidated lawsuit purporting anticompetitive conduct in the chicken processing marketplace, some restaurants...

Tobacco Graphics Warning Requirements Delayed A Third Time by Texas Federal Court

On Tuesday, the Eastern District of Texas granted a motion from tobacco companies to extend the effective date of an already postponed...

Land Use

Hemp Companies Fight Dismissal Of Immunity Suit

Hemp Industries Association and RE Botanicals, Inc., filed an opposition on Tuesday to an attempt by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration...

Popeye’s Supplier and The Cheesecake Factory Are the Latest to Join Consolidated Chicken Antitrust Lawsuit

Although settlements are starting to close some matters in the consolidated lawsuit purporting anticompetitive conduct in the chicken processing marketplace, some restaurants...

Tobacco Graphics Warning Requirements Delayed A Third Time by Texas Federal Court

On Tuesday, the Eastern District of Texas granted a motion from tobacco companies to extend the effective date of an already postponed...