Antitrust and Patent Misuse

By Memorandum Order entered by The Honorable Richard G. Andrews in Ingevity Corp. et al. v. BASF Corp., Civil Action No. 18-1391-RGA (D.Del. October 21, 2020), the Court denied Plaintiff Ingevity’s motion to exclude all or portions of the testimony of two experts of Defendant BASF on the basis of Daubert without prejudice to

By Standing Order entered by Chief District Judge Leonard P. Stark on September 1, 2020, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware announced its plan to transition into Phase 2 of its Re-Opening Guidelines on September 15, 2020, subject to conditions with respect to the coronavirus  in Delaware and the surrounding region. 

By Opinion entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. et al v. Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 17-374-LPS (D.Del. August 5, 2020)(consolidated) following a nine (9) day bench trial, the Court found that defendant Sigmapharm’s ANDA products infringe the asserted claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,967,208

Due to public safety concerns caused by COVID-19, by Standing Order entered by Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark dated July 16, 2020, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware continued all civil and criminal jury selections and jury trials scheduled to begin before August 31, 2020 until further order of the Court. 

Although I typically blog on intellectual property and antitrust cases in federal court in Delaware, attached for readers of the Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation Blog are links to two articles that I recently co-authored and published on (1) obtaining temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions in Delaware Chancery Court and (2) adjudicating business disputes in

By Order dated June 15, 2020 and issued by Chief Judge Stark, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware issued and adopted its re-opening guidelines that includes four phases of re-opening. Phase One of the re-opening will commence on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

Phase One involves the court’s initial emergence from strict

With courts across the United States in different and various stages of re-opening to get back to some level of normalcy under the exigent circumstances created by the global coronavirus pandemic, I thought it would be helpful to my clients, co-counsel, and others outside of Delaware to provide an update on the Courts’ operations in

By Order entered by Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark on January 31, 2020, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware added three Delaware attorneys to its Special Masters Panel in complex civil cases. The three Delaware attorneys added are Helena Rychlicki, Chad Stover and Gregory B. Williams (partner at Fox Rothschild LLP

By Memorandum Order entered by The Honorable Colm F. Connolly in CareDx, Inc. v. Natera, Inc., Civil Action No. 19-662-CFC (D.Del. January 24, 2020), the Court adopted the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Christopher J. Burke recommending that Judge Connolly deny in part and grant part Defendant’s motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s complaint. Defendant