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Federal Circuit addresses personal jurisdiction in patent infringement litigation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2012

Finding that the U.S. Supreme Court “has yet to reach a consensus on the proper articulation of the stream-of-commerce theory” of personal jurisdiction to assess whether a court has jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant in a patent infringement suit, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has applied its own theory, which assesses the pleadings and evidence under “any articulation of the stream-of-commerce theory,” and has determined that a district court in Wyoming properly dismissed two patent infringement lawsuits for lack of jurisdiction


Court dismisses French company from suit seeking correction of patent inventorship
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2011

A federal court in the District of Columbia has dismissed patent-related litigation against a French drug company for lack of personal jurisdiction


Fourth Circuit joins others to adopt predicate-act doctrine for foreign copyright infringement
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2012

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has adopted the predicate-act doctrine “which posits that a plaintiff may collect damages from foreign violations of the Copyright Act so long as the foreign conduct stems from a domestic infringement.”


Dialysis equipment maker sues component part supplier for indemnification
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2011

A company that makes dialysis equipment for use in clinics and by patients in their homes has filed a complaint in federal court against a company that supplied a component part which allegedly contained a defect that led to a recall and caused injuries and at least one death


Supplemental briefs filed in stem cell funding dispute
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2011

The parties to a dispute over whether National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines on stem cell research violate a congressional appropriations rider that bars federal funding for research in which a human embryo is destroyed have filed their supplemental briefs on competing motions for summary judgment pending before a U.S. district court in Washington, D.C


SCOTUS refuses to hear challenge to government stem cell research funding
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has rejected a request that it review a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling dismissing a challenge to government funding


SCOTUS sides with FTC in reverse payment deals
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2013

A divided U.S. Supreme Court has determined that patent-infringement settlement agreements requiring the patentee to pay the claimed infringer


Federal Circuit reminds litigants to cross-appeal patent invalidity claim
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2013

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, in the context of patents on improvements to electronic animal collars, has in large part affirmed a lower


Federal Circuit issues seven opinions on patentability of software innovations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2013

The en banc Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has divided over whether method and computer-readable media claims and system claims are directed to


SCOTUS unanimously rules GM soybean patent infringed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court has determined that the "exhaustion doctrine" does not apply in the context of a patented genetically modified (GM) seed, and