Please join us for the SoCal IP Institute meeting, Monday, November 15 at Noon. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit. If you will be joining us, please RSVP to Amanda Jones by 9 am Monday.
We will be discussing the following:
Nuance Comm. V. Abby Software House, 10-1100 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 12, 2010) (case attached) In plaintiff’s suit for infringement of its patent, related to methods and systems for performing optical character recognition, recognizing documents, and managing documents, district court’s judgment is reversed in part, vacated in part and remanded where: 1) district court’s dismissal of defendant-Abby Production for lack of personal jurisdiction is reversed because defendant purposefully directed activities at residents of California, because plaintiff’s claims for patent infringement arise out of those activities, and because the assertion of personal jurisdiction is reasonable and fair; 2) district court’s dismissal of defendant Abby Software is vacated and remanded as the record calls for further discovery on the jurisdiction questions; and 3) district court erred in dismissing the defendants for improper service of process.
Abraxis Bioscience v. Navinta, 09-1539 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 9, 2010) (case attached) In plaintiff’s suit for infringement of its patents related to methods of using low concentrations of ropivacaine hydrochloride to treat pain, district court’s finding that defendant’s Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) product would directly infringe and contribute and induce infringement of certain claims of plaintiff’s patents is vacated remanded as the district court erred in failing to dismiss plaintiff’s action for lack of standing because, without the transfer of legal title of the patents, plaintiff had no standing to bring this infringement action.