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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


French company prevails in dispute with FDA over drug-classification ruling
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has determined that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) erred when it classified a combination drug-device product as primarily a drug, thus subjecting its French manufacturer to more burdensome regulatory requirements


Australian court finds human gene mutation to be patentable
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • September 11 2014

A full panel of the Federal Court of Australia has upheld its earlier ruling that an isolated but naturally occurring nucleic acid, BRCA1, can be


GAO releases report on patent infringement litigation and its consequences
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2013

The America Invents Act (AIA) mandated that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) conduct a study on the consequences of patent litigation


Dissatisfied patent reexamination plaintiff contends standing conferred by statute
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2014

A consumer-interest organization that was dissatisfied by a Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) ruling in the appeal of a patent


New York AG settles with patent assertion entity
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2014

New York Attorney General (AG) Eric Schneiderman has entered an agreement with MPHJ Technology, a patent assertion entity (PAE) operated by Texas


Federal Circuit rules jurisdiction lacking in Vermont dispute with patent assertion entity
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2014

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that it lacks jurisdiction to review a district court ruling remanding to state court for lack of


Company seeks SCOTUS order allowing Federal Circuit to apply Alice standard
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2014

Advanced Biological Laboratories SA (ABL) has requested in a reply brief that the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issue a GVR ordergrant its


Life Tech shareholder sues to stop $13.6 billion sale to Thermo Fisher
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2013

According to a news source, Life Technologies shareholder Chang Choi has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a class of company shareholders alleging breach


Federal court upholds FTC rules on reporting certain pharma patent transfers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2014

Granting the agency's motion for summary judgment, a federal court in the District of Columbia has upheld the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's