Foley represented 18 of 22 respondents in a three patent ITC investigation concerning machine vision software filed by Cognex Corporation. The ITC investigation was Machine Vision Software, Machine Vision Systems, and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-680. Cognex had initially sued MVTec on nine patents in the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, all relating to machine vision and, in particular, methods for finding objects in digital images. After MVTec threw all of the patents into reexamination, Cognex filed an ITC action on three of the nine patents. Cognex was forced to withdraw its claims on one of those patents during discovery, and the remaining two went to trial before Judge Charneski at the ITC. Following eight days of trial testimony, and extensive post-trial briefing, Judge Charneski found that no claims were infringed and that all of the asserted claims were invalid. In December 2013, the Federal Circuit affirmed the ITC’s finding of no infringement of the one surviving patent (the other having been invalidated by Foley in the PTO while the appeal was pending), and not reaching the invalidity findings, which had become moot due the non-infringement.
30 November 2023 Press Releases
Foley Represents Novacap in Investment in Harmony Healthcare IT
Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to Novacap, one of North America’s leading private equity firms, in its significant investment in Harmony Healthcare IT (HHIT), a health data management and platform solutions provider.
07 November 2023 Press Releases
Foley Represents Hilton Grand Vacations in Acquisition of Bluegreen Vacations
Foley & Lardner LLP served as lead timeshare counsel to Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. in its definitive agreement to acquire Bluegreen Vacations.
06 November 2023 Press Releases
Foley Expands Innovative Technology Sector and Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice with Addition of Former Federal Prosecutor Joe Swanson
Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that the firm has bolstered its Innovative Technology capabilities and Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice with the addition of partner Joe Swanson in Tampa.