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Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Brands Grp. LLC
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • March 28 2017

On March 27, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Brands Group LLC. This case concerns


Supreme Court Clarifies Test For Determining Whether Designs On Useful Articles Are Eligible For Copyright Protection: Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc.
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • March 23 2017

While federal copyright laws unquestionably allow protection for original works of art, copyright eligibility has been less clear in situations where


Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Impression Products Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc.
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • March 22 2017

On March 21, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in Impression Prods., Inc. v. Lexmark Int'l, Inc. This case concerns


SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products: Supreme Court holds that laches cannot preclude a claim for damages incurred within the Patent Act’s six-year limitations period
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • March 22 2017

In a 7-1 decision issued yesterday, the Supreme Court held that the equitable defense of laches (i.e., delay in filing suit for patent infringement


Supreme Court Rejects Federal Circuit’s Basis For Finding Infringement Liability For U.S. Exporters Under 271(f)(1): Life Technologies Corp. et al. v.Promega Corp.
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • February 22 2017

The Supreme Court today reversed the Federal Circuit's interpretation of an infringement liability statute in litigation over whether shipping a


Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Lee v. Tam
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • January 19 2017

On January 18, 2017, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Michelle K. Lee, Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office v


Federal Circuit dismisses appeal by inter partes review petitioner
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • January 16 2017

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has held that in order to appeal a final decision from an inter partes review proceeding, an inter


Induced Infringement Of Eli Lilly Method Patent Where Drug Makers’ Product Labels Instructed Doctors To Perform Certain Steps Of Patented Method And Patients To Perform Remaining Steps
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • January 13 2017

On January 12, 2017, the Federal Circuit in Eli Lilly v. Teva Parenteral Medicines affirmed a finding that Teva and other drug makers would induce


Supreme Court hears oral argument on infringement liability for US exporters
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • January 9 2017

On December 6 2016 the Supreme Court heard oral argument on the interpretation and application of 35 USC Section 271(f)(1) in Life Technologies


Federal Circuit Dismisses Appeal By IPR Petitioner For Lack Of Article III Standing Due To Insufficient Evidence Of Injury In Fact To Petitioner Arising From Challenged Patent
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • January 9 2017

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today held that, in order to appeal a final decision from an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding, an IPR