BLG wins Federal Circuit appeal in defense of patent infringement

January 8, 2009 | Intellectual Property News

BLG attorneys prevailed in the defense of a patent infringement action asserted against BLG client Arctic Cat. In this action, BLG obtained a dismissal of the action on procedural grounds related to failure to participate in pretrial events such as a pretrial conference, and for failure of a corporate party to be represented by counsel. […]

BLG wins patent appeal in European Patent Office

January 1, 2009 | Intellectual Property News

BLG attorneys, together with associate counsel in the U.K., prevailed in a key opposition proceeding at the European Patent Office in a matter related to a laryngoscope patent owned by our client Verathon. In an important decision relating to this key video laryngoscope technology, the central claims of the patent were confirmed as being valid.

Court of Appeals alters test for design patent infringement

October 1, 2008 | Intellectual Property News

The test for design patent infringement has been well understood to include certain discrete steps. First, the court must determine the “points of novelty” of the patented design. Because a design patent often includes a mix of elements that are new and old, functional and aesthetic, the court has been required to separate the new […]

BLG settles patent infringement dispute involving ozone-based cleaning equipment patent

August 29, 2008 | Intellectual Property News

BLG achieved a favorable settlement in its representation of Ozone International in a patent infringement matter that enforced Ozone’s patents related to ozone-based cleaning equipment against Amfil Technologies. Ozone owns several patents in the field of ozone cleaning products, including patents asserted in this action for a combined high pressure water and low pressure ozone […]

BLG settles patent infringement dispute involving football patent

June 10, 2008 | Intellectual Property News

BLG attorneys represented Jarden, Coca-Cola, and Disney in the defense of claims of patent infringement related to the sale of baseballs and footballs having lenticular panels. The products at issue were generally decorative specialty products having images of characters or products incorporated into the covering. BLG attorneys searched for and found prior art that would […]