Category: inducement

Supreme Court Issues Landmark Rulings in Two Patent Cases, Further Admonishes Federal Circuit and Lowers the Bar for Patent Challenges

This post, authored by Kirk Watkins and Christy Dupriest, was first published here on June 3 as a Womble Carlyle Case Alert. In two decisions with immediate and potentially far-reaching consequences, the Supreme Court yesterday unanimously overturned two Federal Circuit decisions.  These decisions continue the trend of the Roberts […]

Bruder Healthcare files Patent Infringement Complaint against Walgreens and BigWall

On December 13, 2013, Bruder Healthcare Company (“Bruder”) of Alpharetta, Georgia filed a complaint against Walgreen Company (“Walgreens”), an Illinois corporation with offices located in Deerfield, Illinois, and BigWall Enterprises Incorporated (“BigWall”), a Texas corporation with offices located in Dallas, Texas.  The complaint was filed in the United […]

Recent Copyright Cases Filed in Georgia

The following is a summary of recent copyright suits filed in Georgia: BWP Media Alleges Copyright Violations in Complaint Against Sandra Rose On December 13, 2013, BWP Media USA Inc. of Los Angeles, California (doing business as Pacific Coast News, hereinafter “BWP,” or “plaintiff(s)”), filed a complaint against […]

Commenting Upon Applicable Twombly/Iqbal Standards, Northern District of Georgia Refuses to Dismiss Indirect Patent Infringement Allegations

In an order entered on February 8, 2013, the Northern District of Georgia followed recent Federal Circuit precedent holding that the Supreme Court’s decisions in Twombly and Iqbal[1] apply to allegations of indirect patent infringement (i.e., inducement of infringement and contributory infringement).  However, disagreeing with the defendant that […]