Patent License Royalty Rates are Strong Evidence of Damages
by Audrey Millemann
The IP Law Blog
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a jury verdict of $140 million in a patent infringement case. The damages were based on a reasonable royalty. The case is Sprint Communications Co., L.P. v. Time Warner Cable, Inc., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 33594 (Fed. Cir. 2018).
Sprint sued Time Warner in the District of Kansas for infringement for several of Sprints patents for a telephone communications network.
Neutral Solutions 2019: A New Year that Brings New Training Obligations
The Labor and Employment Law Blog
While it has always been good practice for employers of all sizes to train both their supervisory employees and non-supervisory employees on the prevention of harassment, California law now mandates such training by 1/1/20 (and every 2 years thereafter) for any employer with 5 or more employees. The attorneys in Weintraub Tobin’s Labor & Employment Department have years of experience conducting energetic, compliant, and effective harassment prevention training for employers of all sizes and in all industries.
District Court Rules Certain Prior Art References Are Precluded Under IPR Estoppel
by Eric Caligiuri
The IP Law Blog
On December 28, 2018, the Court in The California Institute of Technology v. Broadcom Limited et al., Case No. 2:16-cv-03714-GW-(AGRx), issued a Final Ruling on Plaintiff’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment of Validity under 35 U.S.C. § 103 based on IPR Estoppel under 35 U.S.C. § 315(e)(2). In the case, Plaintiff The California Institute of Technology alleges patent infringement against Defendants Broadcom Limited,