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In SCA Hygiene, Supreme Court Rules Laches Not a Defense to Damages Within Statutory Period in Patent Cases

USA - March 21 2017 In a 7-1 decision issued on March 21, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court held in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC that...

James J. Elacqua, Edward L. Tulin, Stacey L. Cohen, Marti A. Johnson, P. Anthony Sammi, Leslie A. Demers.


US Supreme Court Holds That Exporting One Component of Invention Abroad Does Not Suffice for Patent Infringement

USA - February 23 2017 In a 7-0 decision issued on February 22, 2017, in Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp., the U.S. Supreme Court held that exporting a single...

James J. Elacqua, Stacey L. Cohen, Marti A. Johnson, P. Anthony Sammi, Leslie A. Demers.


Supreme Court Confers Broader District Court Discretion in Determining Enhanced Damages

USA - June 13 2016 In a unanimous decision issued on June 13, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., relaxed the standard...

James J. Elacqua, Stacey L. Cohen, Marti A. Johnson, P. Anthony Sammi, James F. Brelsford.


New Federal Trade Secrets Act Becomes Law

USA - May 12 2016 On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA, or Act) into law. The DTSA, among other things, amends the...

James J. Elacqua, Stuart D. Levi, Anthony J. Dreyer, Bruce Goldner, Jose A. Esteves.


"After Period of High Invalidation Rates, New US Patent Challenge Procedures May Slow Down to Moderate Pace"

USA - April 26 2016 When the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) began hearing post-issuance patent challenge proceedings...

Scott M. Flanz.