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Supreme Court Opens the Floodgates for Foreign Lost Profits Damages

USA - July 16 2018 In a 7-2 decision issued late last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that patentees can recover damages resulting from the exportation of certain…

USPTO Updates Patent Eligibility Guidance in View of Federal Circuit Berkheimer Opinion

USA - May 9 2018 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued a memorandum to its patent examining corps that changes the way examiners should evaluate…

Court Makes Motion to Dismiss in Trademark Dispute Magically Disappear

USA - April 9 2018 A basic tenet of litigation is that the court must have personal jurisdiction over the parties to the case. In one recent decision, an out-of-state…

Federal Circuit Holds That IPR Time-Bar Determinations Can Be Appealed

USA - January 12 2018 Earlier this week, the Federal Circuit issued an en banc opinion in Wi-Fi One v. Broadcom that holds the PTAB’s determinations of whether an IPR…

First-to-File Rule Brings Venue of Camera Patent Fight into Focus

USA - November 27 2017 Federal courts have long honored the age-old principle of “first come, first served”—when presented with two competing lawsuits involving the same…