• Patent Peace in South Korea:  Samsung and LG Electronics have settled their contentious patent and trade secret dispute relating to organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology that is widely used in flat-panel televisions and computer monitors.  (via CNET)
  • For the second time in a week, the Federal Circuit denied Apple’s request for an en banc


  • The global patent battle between Apple and Samsung continues, both on the SEP and non-SEP front.  The U.S. International Trade Commission recently issued a notice that it will review an Administrative Law Judge’s prior finding that Samsung infringed several non-SEP Apple patents, and also remanded part of the case back to the ALJ.  (More

  • nike already shoe comparisonLast week, the United States Supreme Court handed down its unanimous opinion in Already, LLC v. Nike (No. 11-982).  The Court held that Nike’s issuance of a broad covenant not to sue on one of its trademarks extinguished Already’s standing to its counterclaim for invalidity of Nike’s trademark.  While this case involved trademarks, not patents,