Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP partner John M. Carson was elected to the Steering Committee of the U.S. Group of International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). His election was at the annual meeting held in Washington, D.C. last October and he will serve a two-year term.
Skybox Imaging’s first imaging satellite SkySat-1 was successfully deployed from a Dnepr rocket launched from Yasny, Russia on November 21, 2013. You can see a video of the launch below. We are pleased to report that the satellite successfully reached orbit and all systems are working. SkySat-1 will start taking images of the Earth in the next month.
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, consistently ranked among the top intellectual property law firms worldwide, has been recognized by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers in their 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings. The firm is recognized as a first-tier law firm in Orange County for intellectual property litigation, patent litigation, and patent and trademark law. They are also recognized in San Diego as a first-tier law firm for patent law and intellectual property litigation and as a second-tier law firm for patent litigation.
In the first instance of a district court interpreting the patent litigation provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“Biosimilars Act”), Judge Maxine E. Chesney (N.D. Cal.) dismissed a declaratory judgment action by Sandoz relating to its biosimilar version of Enbrel® (etanercept). See Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc., 3:13-cv-02904-MMC (N.D. Cal. Nov. 12, 2013).
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP has secured a decisive victory on behalf of client KFx Medical Corporation. A jury in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California returned a verdict awarding KFx $29 million in its patent infringement case against Arthrex Inc. The jury also upheld the validity of the KFx patents and found Arthrex’s infringement was willful. The KFx patents at issue are directed to improved methods for attaching soft tissues to bone, which are widely used in rotator cuff repair.
Ned Israelsen, managing partner of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP’s San Diego office, was named Pharmaceutical "Patent Prosecution Attorney of the Year" by Legal Media Group (LMG). The inaugural LMG Life Sciences awards ceremony took place on Wednesday, September 25 at Essex House in New York City, where LMG recognized and honored the leading attorneys, law firms and in-house counsel teams that have played a significant role in the life sciences industry over the past year.
Maria Anderson, a partner in Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP’s Seattle office, has been named in the 2013 edition of “IP Stars – Top 250 Women in IP” by Managing Intellectual Property. This honor is based on over 1,000 interviews and surveys by partners and law firms across the United States.
Important Developments in Intellectual Property is the topic for an IP Impact Seminar presented by Knobbe Martens, one of the country’s largest intellectual property (IP) law firms. This seminar will take place in Palo Alto, California, on Thursday, September 26, from 11:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., at the Sheraton – Palo Alto.
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an important ruling in favor of its client, AccessClosure, Inc., an innovator in the vascular-closure market. In a 20-page precedential opinion, the Court ruled that a patent owned by an AccessClosure competitor, St. Jude Medical Inc., on a vascular-closure method is invalid.