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Supreme Court Announces New Limits on Venue in Patent Cases, Blunting Key Troll Tool

USA - May 23 2017 For the past 27 years, plaintiffs have been able to bring patent-infringement suits against most corporations almost anywhere in the United States...

Athul Acharya.


Supreme Court Expands Discretion to Award Enhanced Damages for Patent Infringement and Eliminates the Federal Circuit's “Seagate Test”

USA - June 15 2016 This week in Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., the United States Supreme Court changed the law regarding when enhanced damages...

Scott Tolchinsky.


Supreme Court revives 'divided infringement' defense to inducement

USA - June 3 2014 The United States Supreme Court has revived “divided infringement” as a defense to claims for inducement of patent infringement. In Limelight...

Hana K. Andersen.


The Federal Circuit issues writ of mandamus to transfer patent suit from the Eastern District of Texas

USA - November 11 2010 The Federal Circuit has taken away another tool used by patent plaintiffs to keep lawsuits in the Eastern District of Texas in spite of motions to transfer by defendants....

Guinevere Jobson, Ryan Marton.


The Federal Circuit rejects attempt to narrow standing requirements for false patent marking claims under 35 U.S.C. 292

USA - September 1 2010 Yesterday, the Federal Circuit rejected a procedural attempt to stem the recent flood of "false patent marking" lawsuits....

Guinevere Jobson, Ryan Marton.