Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sovaldi®/Harvoni® Merck v. Gilead Patent Battles Update: Next Post Trial Motion Hearing Date: August 4, 2016

Gilead's motion to recover around $15 million in its attorneys' fees, from Merck -- as well as other renewed post-trial motions -- will now be heard in Northern California (San Jose) federal District Court -- on August 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM PDT.

We will let you know when we hear/see anything, via the electronic PACER filings. Here is a link to the backgrounder on Gilead's earlier motion for the attorneys' fees. Fees it says it should not have had to incur, had Merck not engaged in "inequitable conduct" pre-trial -- and during it.


As to [432] MOTION for Judgment as a Matter of Law (Renewed) under Fed. R. Civ. P. 50(b), [434] MOTION for Attorney Fees pursuant to 35 U.S.C. Section 285.

Motion Hearing set for 8/4/2016 09:00 AM before Hon. Beth Labson Freeman. . . .

And, as we head out, shortly -- on a flawless summer evening, to hear the symphony, we are keenly aware of just how fortunate we are -- stem to stern. Smile.

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