On September 15, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP successfully obtained summary judgment for clients Toshiba Corp. and Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (“Toshiba”) in their defense of a trade secret misappropriation suit brought by Bruce Bierman, the CEO of Intellisoft, Ltd.
In July 2010, Bierman sued Toshiba for misappropriating trade secrets allegedly contained in Bierman’s Bookmark software during the late 1980s and early 90s, alleging $100 million in damages. The September 15 order ends a four year saga regarding Bierman’s claims.
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, consistently ranked among the top intellectual property law firms worldwide, has been named the 2014 Top Intellectual Property Law Firm in the nation by Lawyer Monthly magazine.
The 2014 Lawyer Monthly awards recognize law firms that have most successfully adapted and responded to the demands of doing business in the post-recession business environment. Winners are carefully chosen to include a wide range of practice areas and skills that are essential to the success of a law firm or legal department.
Alios BioPharma, Inc., a biotechnology company developing proprietary therapeutics for viral diseases, announced on September 30, 2014 a definitive agreement with Johnson & Johnson whereby Alios will be acquired for approximately $1.75 billion in cash payable upon closing of the transaction. The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies.
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP is pleased to announce that it has successfully concluded a jury trial in Wilmington, Delaware on behalf of its longstanding client, Masimo Corp. of Irvine, California. On October 1, 2014, an eight-person jury unanimously awarded Masimo over $466 million in damages against Philips Electronics North America Corp. for infringing two Masimo patents. The jury also rejected Philips’s challenge to the validity of these patents and Philips’s claim that Masimo owed $169 million for allegedly infringing a Philips patent.
For the second consecutive year, Maria Anderson, a partner in Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP’s Seattle office, has been named to Managing Intellectual Property’s list of “Top 250 Women in IP”. This honor is based on over 1,000 interviews and surveys by partners and law firms across the United States.
On Monday, September 15, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP partner John M. Carson will be speaking at the 2014 World Intellectual Property Congress hosted by the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). The conference will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Center from September 14 to September 17. This event offers attendees an opportunity to participate in the establishment of new international IP protocols and learn about current IP issues and cases.
FDA Publishes "Purple Book" to Catalog Biologics, Interchangeable and Biosimilar Products
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) recently published its first “Lists of Licensed Biological Products with Reference Product Exclusivity and Biosimilarity or Interchangeability Evaluations,” otherwise known as the “Purple Book.” The announcement of the Purple Book comes weeks after the FDA received its first two applications for biosimilars under section 351(k) of the Public Health Services Act ("PHS").
On Monday, September 8, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP partners Joseph Mallon, Ph.D. and Joseph Re will be speaking at the 42nd Annual Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)’s National Conference to be held from September 7 to September 9 at the Vancouver Convention Center. The Annual Meeting offers a mix of educational programs led by distinguished presenters, committee meetings, exhibits and networking functions.
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP is pleased to announce that 11 attorneys including Don Martens, Frederick Berretta, Joseph Cianfrani, Ned Israelsen, Joseph Re, Joseph Reisman, Art Rose, John Sganga, Mauricio Uribe, Karen Vogel Weil and Boris Zelkind have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.
The lawyers were recognized in the following practice areas: