Results for declaratory judgment

Hewlett-Packard Co. v. Acceleron LLC

Case Number: CLB0251

Date: 12.04.2009

A patent owner identifying its patent to another party with implicit assertions of the owner’s rights against the party may establish declaratory judgment jurisdiction, especially if patent owner is non-practicing entity.

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Innovative Therapies, Inc. v. Kinetic Concepts, Inc.

Case Number: CLB0252

Date: 04.01.2010

The Federal Circuit holds that representations to a third party that technological characteristics of a device are similar to an existing patented device and telephone conversations with uninformed, non-decisionmaking employees of the patentee do not create a controversy of sufficient immediacy to warrant declaratory jurisdiction.

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Micron Technology, Inc. v. MOSAID Technologies, Inc.

Case Number: CLB0183

Date: 02.29.2008

A court has subject matter jurisdiction for a declaratory judgment suit when a patent owner has pursued similar defendants in the past, has publicly stated that they have an aggressive licensing strategy, and has sent a warning letter to potential infringers.

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MedImmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc.

Case Number: CLB0137

Date: 01.09.2007

A licensee is not required to break or terminate a license agreement to create an actual case or controversy prior to seeking declaratory judgment that a patent covered by the license agreement is unenforceable, invalid, or not infringed.

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Sierra Applied Sciences Inc. v. Advanced Energy Industries Inc.

Case Number: CLB0070

Date: 04.13.2004

No actual case or controversy underlies plaintiff’s claim for declaratory judgment that its power supply device does not infringe defendant’s patent, even though defendant’s letters accusing plaintiff of infringement manifestly created reasonable apprehension of suit, since dispute lacks sufficient “immediacy and reality” to warrant issuance of declaratory judgment.

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Monsanto Co. v. Bayer Bioscience N.V.

Case Number: CLB0049

Date: 03.30.2004

Affidavit submitted by declaratory defendant raised factual issues, concerning truth of certain representations made to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during prosecution of patents in suit, that precluded summary judgment holding defendant’s patents unenforceable for inequitable conduct.

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Livorsi Marine Inc. v. Nordskog Publishing Inc.

Case Number: CLB0020

Date: 06.18.2003

Plaintiff’s action for declaratory judgment of noninfringement of defendants’ patent is dismissed for lack of justiciable controversy, since parties were engaged in licensing negotiations when plaintiff filed suit, and defendants’ correspondence with plaintiff did not create reasonable apprehension of infringement suit.

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