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U.S. Supreme Court Halts Forum Shopping In Patent Infringement Cases
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2017

On May 22, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important and long-awaited Opinion in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, a case that


Harvesting Innovation: 3 Tips for IP Managers
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2017

If you have ever gone apple picking in late season, you may recall seeing more apples on the ground than on trees. As you begin picking apples, you


Continuation Patent Applications: 10 Reasons You Should Consider Filing
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2017

If you’ve filed for patents in any industry - be it biotech, high tech, manufacturing, or another sector altogether - you’ve likely been faced with a


Nutter Bank Report, April 2017
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2017

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (“CSBS”) has filed a complaint against the OCC in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


6 Things Employers Must Know About The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2017

The Family and Medical Leave Act, 29 U.S.C.A. 2601, is hardly new. It has been around now for more than two decades, and it has been used more than


Planning to Request Discovery for a European Patent Office Proceeding? Not So Fast, Rules the District of Massachusetts
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • 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
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • 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?
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • 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
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • 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
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • 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