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Intellectual property litigation: Federal Circuit year in review

USA - January 29 2021 Patent Owner Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 ("IP Bridge") sued TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited and related entities ("TCL"), alleging…

Matthew G. Berkowitz, Patrick Colsher, David Cooperberg, Ahmed ElDessouki, Mark Hannemann, L. Kieran Kieckhefer, Thomas R. Makin, Christina Urhausen, Joy Wang

Intellectual Property Newsletter - January 2018

USA - January 11 2018 Inter partes review has, in a very short time, become a core part of patent litigation practice in the United States. In many cases it has replaced…

Matthew G. Berkowitz, Patrick Colsher, Mark Hannemann, Thomas R. Makin, Sonal Patel, Joseph Purcell

Shearman & Sterling’s Digest on Federal Circuit Jurisprudence Concerning the ‘Abstract Idea’ Exception to 35 U.S.C. § 101

USA - September 18 2017 At first glance, the development of Section 101 jurisprudence appears chaotic. The Supreme Court captured several different kinds of problems in Alice…

Dr. Sultan Almasoud, Patrick Colsher, Mark Hannemann, Thomas R. Makin, Joseph Purcell

Intellectual Property Newsletter - June 2017

USA - June 22 2017 The patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), provides that patent infringement actions "may be brought in the judicial district where the…

Matthew G. Berkowitz, Patrick Colsher, Mark Hannemann, Thomas R. Makin, Joseph Purcell

Matal v. Tam: Trademark Disparagement Clause Held Unconstitutional

USA - June 20 2017 Yesterday, the Supreme Court held in an 8-0 decision that the disparagement clause in the Trademark statute—which prohibits the registration of…

Matthew G. Berkowitz, Alan S. Goudiss, Mark Hannemann, Christopher L. LaVigne, Thomas R. Makin