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MOFO IP Newsletter July 2017

Germany, USA - July 20 2017 In the recent TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC decision, the Supreme Court reversed nearly thirty years of patent venue law and held…

Paul Goldstein, Hector G. Gallegos, Paul E. Jahn, Holger Andreas Kastler, Sabrina Larson, Joyce Liou, Lincoln C. Lo, Wolfgang Schönig, William I. Schwartz, Jennifer Lee Taylor

UV Curable Coatings: No Exergen, but PTAB Decision Leads to Stricken Inequitable Conduct Defense

USA - April 25 2017 In a recent decision in UV Curable Coatings for Optical Fibers, Inv. No. 337-TA-1031, Judge MaryJoan McNamara struck a respondent’s inequitable…

G. Brian Busey

DOJ and FTC Release Updated Antitrust Guidelines for IP Licensing

USA - January 18 2017 On January 13, 2017, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (collectively, the “Agencies”) issued…

Jeff Jaeckel, David L. Meyer

Stainless steel products: commission affirms default finding based on bad-faith spoliation

USA - August 5 2016 On May 25, 2016, the Commission affirmed a finding of default—the most severe sanction possible—based on a respondent’s bad-faith spoliation of…

Daniel P. Muino

Qualcomm agrees to $975 million fine and conduct remedies to resolve Chinese Standard Essential Patent licensing investigation

China - February 10 2015 The assertion of standard essential patents (SEPs) by patent-holders has raised patent, contract, and competition issues in jurisdictions around the…

Sean P. Gates, Bradley S. Lui