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Foreign Filing License in a Nutshell

USA - March 28 2016 Foreign filing licenses do not typically require much attention in daily practice since the license is routinely applied for and granted as a matter

Court Lacks Subject Matter Jurisdiction over Unasserted Claims

USA - April 18 2017 A party can raise lack of subject-matter jurisdiction at any time during a litigation. Illustrating this point, recently in Joao Control & Monitoring

Nutter Bank Report, March 2017

USA - March 30 2017 The Nutter Bank Report is a monthly publication of the firm's Banking and Financial Services Group

Assignments in the United States do not always pass muster in Europe

European Union, USA - January 15 2013 In the United States, where an inventor must assign ownership of patent rights to his or her employer or another company, he or she signs an

PTAB Procedural Reform Initiative: Will the PTAB Become More Patent-Friendly?

USA - April 11 2017 Changes may be coming to Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced recently

Planning to Request Discovery for a European Patent Office Proceeding? Not So Fast, Rules the District of Massachusetts

European Union, USA - April 24 2017 The Hon. F. Dennis Saylor, IV of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts recently denied a Petitioner’s request under 28 USC 1782

Court Lacks Subject Matter Jurisdiction over Unasserted Claims

USA - April 18 2017 A party can raise lack of subject-matter jurisdiction at any time during a litigation. Illustrating this point, recently in Joao Control & Monitoring

PTAB Procedural Reform Initiative: Will the PTAB Become More Patent-Friendly?

USA - April 11 2017 Changes may be coming to Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced recently

Oversimplifying Patent Claims Dooms Government’s Case in Federal Circuit Decision

USA - April 3 2017 Defendants in patent litigation frequently mount an invalidity defense under 35 U.S.C. 101 by arguing that asserted claims are directed to abstract

TC Heartland v. Kraft: The Supreme Court Asks Tough Questions, Doesn’t Tip Its Hand After Oral Argument

USA - March 31 2017 On March 27, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in TC Heartland v. Kraft, a case that centers on where patent infringement lawsuits can