Compulsory licensing as a limitation on availability of injunctions under eBay doctrine.

Cases

(currently being updated)

2017

Kaneka Corp. v. SKC Kolon PI, Inc., No. EDCV113397JGBRZX, 2017 WL 6343537 (C.D. Cal. Dec 8, 2017). Infringement case involving patents for polyimide films; motion for permanent injunction denied.

Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi, 872 F.3d 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2017). Infringement case involving patents for Praluent (cholesterol medicine); Federal Circuit vacated permanent injunction in opinion reversing finding of infringement.

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation v. Apple, Inc., No. 14-cv-062-wmc (W.D. Wis. June 6, 2017). Infringement case involving patents for iPhone and iPad technology; injunction denied, ongoing royalty awarded of $2.74 per unit.

Nichia Corp. v. Everlight Americas, Inc., 855 F. 3d 1328 (Fed. Cir. 2017). Infringement case involving patents for LEDs; permanent injunction denied.

2016

Cave Consulting Grp., LLC v. Optuminsight, Inc., No. 5:11-CV-00469-EJD, 2016 WL 4658979 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 7, 2016). Infringement case involving technology for measuring physician efficiency through medical claims; injunction denied.

Bayer Pharma AG v Watson Laboratories, Inc., No. 12-1726-LPS, 2016 WL 7468172 (D. Del., Dec. 28, 2016). Infringement case involving generic version of Bayer’s Natazia, an oral contraceptive; permanent injunction denied.

2013

Smith & Nephew, Inc. v. Interlace Med., Inc., 955 F. Supp. 2d 69 (D. Mass. 2013). Patent infringement case involving arthroscopic surgical instruments and methods for use; permanent injunction denied.

2012

Conceptus, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc., No. C 09-02280 WHA, 2012 WL 44064 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 9, 2012). Infringement case involving transcervical contraceptive patents; permanent injunction denied.

Boston Scientific v. Cordis Corp., 838 F.Supp.2d 259 (D. Del. 2012). Infringement suit regarding patents for heart stents; in lieu of seeking injunction, Boston Scientific sought and was awarded a 32% royalty.

2011

Edwards Lifesciences v Corevalve , 2011 WL 446203, No. 08-91-GMS (D. Del. Feb 7, 2011). Infringement case involving transcatheter heart valves, no sales in U.S. but concerns about manufacture in Mexico; injunction denied.

2010

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., v. Ciba Vision Corp., 712 F. Supp. 2d 1285 (M.D. Fla 2010). Infringement case involving contact lens products; permanent injunction denied.

2009

Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA v. Globus Med., Inc., 637 F.Supp.2d 290 (E.D. Pa. 2009). Infringement case concerning devices and methods used by spinal surgeons to stabilize bony structures; injunction denied; 15% royalty on $13.9M gross sales of components of infringing product.

2008

Innogenetics v. Abbott Laboratories, 512 F.3d 1363 (Fed. Cir. 2008). Infringement case involving HCV genotyping diagnostics; permanent injunction denied, remanded to district court to determine terms of a compulsory license.

Voda v. Cordis Corp., No. CIV-03-1512-L, 2006 WL 2570614 (W.D. Okla. Sept. 5, 2006), aff’d, 536 F.3d 1311 (Fed. Cir. 2008). Infringement case involving angioplasty guide catheters; permanent injunction denied.

Blogs, articles

2018

March 8, 2018. Andrew Goldman, “Innogenetics v. Abbott – 2008 compulsory license granted for HCV genotyping kits under eBay v. MercExchange.”

2017

July 6, 2017. Elise de Geyter, “KEI Recommends WIPO Study On Running Royalties As Limitation On Remedies,” IP Watch.

July 5, 2017. Andrew Goldman, “WIPO SCP 26 KEI Side Event: Running royalties as remedy to continued infringement of patents, with an emphasis on United States.”

June 8, 2017. Apple obtains compulsory license on patents owned by WARF, by District Court Judge in Wisconsin.

2013

February 26, 2013. James Love, The US Department of Justice and USPTO call for compulsory licenses on thousands of “standards-essential” patents.

2012

Feb. 10, 2012. Jeremy P. Bond, “Federal Circuit Draws the “Final Curtain” on a Long Saga, Affirming the District Court’s Decision That the Patent-in-Suit Is Not Invalid and Is Willfully Infringed.” Finnegan IP. Case:Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. v. W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., No. 10-1510 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 10, 2012)

July 14, 2012. Thiru Balasubramanian, Posner’s dismissals of the patent infringement suits in Apple versus Motorola cites eBay and compulsory licensing.

2011

September 1, 2011. James Love, The CoreValve compulsory license on patent to treat aortic stenosis.

September 1, 2011. Anne Mira Guha, The Johnson & Johnson Acuvue Compulsory License.

2010

June 7, 2010. Anne Mira Guha, U.S. Compulsory licensing of medical inventions as a limit on remedies under eBay v MercExchange.

2008

January 17, 2008. Robert Dailey. Innogenetics Loses Injunction; Abbott HCV Genotyping Test to Remain on the Market, Patent Docs.

2007

May 1, 2007. Abbott recently sought compulsory license in US patent dispute.

May 28, 2007. Compulsory licensing of copyright under Article 44.2 of the TRIPS, in light of eBay, /node/1219

Other Blogs, articles

Patentlyo.com’s page on Injunctions: http://patentlyo.com/patent/injunctions

October 18, 2011. Dave Healey, Compulsory Licensing of U.S. Utility Patents: “Exclusivity” Redefined? PatentMath.com