D. Del. Continues to See Rise in Patent Filings

Delaware continues to be the hotbed for patent litigation. The District of Delaware continues to be the nation’s leader in number of patent cases per judge and Fiscal Year 2008 (October 1-September 30) showed an increase in patent filings in this district by almost 19%. In statistics recently released by the Court, the District ofContinue reading “D. Del. Continues to See Rise in Patent Filings”

D. Mass. Joins List of Courts with Patent Rules

Add the District of Massachusetts to the growing list of jurisdictions adopting specialized patent rules. Last month, D. Mass. unveiled its new LR 16.6, which, among others, prescribes a detailed structure for disclosing infringement and invalidity contentions, Markman proceedings, and other patent scheduling matters. Delaware practitioners will see familiar elements in the D. Mass. rule.Continue reading “D. Mass. Joins List of Courts with Patent Rules”

Young Conaway to Host INTA Roundtable: “Internet Enforcement – Who, What, and Where Are We to Search?”

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP will host the International Trademark Association’s Wilmington, Delaware roundtable on Wednesday, October 22, from noon to 2 p.m. The topic is “Internet Enforcement – Who, What, and Where Are We to Search?” and lunch will be served. Young Conaway Associate Sara Beth Reyburn Kohut will chair the discussion thatContinue reading “Young Conaway to Host INTA Roundtable: “Internet Enforcement – Who, What, and Where Are We to Search?””

Federal Bar Association (Delaware Chapter): Upcoming CLE

On September 11, 2008 at 3:00 p.m., the Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association in conjunction with the Bankruptcy Court for the United States District Court of Delaware will be presenting a CLE entitled “Intersections of Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property.” The keynote speaker will be Mr. Wilbur Ross, a renowned American investor known forContinue reading “Federal Bar Association (Delaware Chapter): Upcoming CLE”

Six New Jersey District Judges Designated to Sit in Delaware

On the heels of the announcement that judges from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania will begin hearing cases filed in Delaware, Third Circuit Chief Judge Anthony J. Scirica has designated six judges from the District of New Jersey to do the same. The designation orders, effective last Thursday, increase the total non-Delaware judicial delegation toContinue reading “Six New Jersey District Judges Designated to Sit in Delaware”

Judge Sleet Reports on the District of Delaware “State of the Court”

At the recent annual luncheon held by the Delaware chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Judge Sleet presented on the “state of the court.” As part of his presentation, the Court provided attendees with a copy of the first “Annual Report of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware 2008.” The reportContinue reading “Judge Sleet Reports on the District of Delaware “State of the Court””

Third Circuit Chief Judge Designates E.D. Pa. Judges to Preside in Delaware

Yesterday, Chief Judge Anthony J. Scirica of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals designated several Pennsylvania district judges to preside over cases litigated in the District of Delaware. According to the Court’s six standing orders, selected judges from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania will immediately begin hearing newly filed District of Delaware cases. The sixContinue reading “Third Circuit Chief Judge Designates E.D. Pa. Judges to Preside in Delaware”

District of Delaware and Federal Bar Association Annual Luncheon

On July 29th at 12:00 pm at the Du Barry room in the Hotel DuPont there will be a special presentation by Chief Judge Sleet of the “Annual Report of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware to the Federal Bar Association 2008”. The meeting will also include the FBA Annual Meeting andContinue reading “District of Delaware and Federal Bar Association Annual Luncheon”

Two Recent District of Delaware Jury Verdicts – Is Delaware a “Plaintiff-friendly” forum?

In the past month, two juries have come back from deliberations with verdicts in favor of the plaintiff patent-holder. On June 13, 2008, in the Elan Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Abraxis Bioscience Inc. case, the jury found that Abraxis’s Abraxane breast cancer drug infringed two of Elan’s patents and that these patents were valid and enforceable.Continue reading “Two Recent District of Delaware Jury Verdicts – Is Delaware a “Plaintiff-friendly” forum?”

Guest post – Magistrate Judge Stark Speaks to Delaware State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section

Our fellow associate, Sara Beth Reyburn attended the Delaware Bar Association Intellectual Property Section’s annual meeting last night and has written the following guest post for the Delaware IP Law Blog: The Honorable Leonard P. Stark shared some “General Thoughts from the Bench” at last night’s Delaware State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section’s annual meeting.Continue reading “Guest post – Magistrate Judge Stark Speaks to Delaware State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section”