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The import of electronic data: Federal Circuit appears unlikely to affirm Commission’s jurisdiction over digital “articles”

USA - August 13 2015 The United States International Trade Commission (ITC or Commission) possesses unique powers under 19 U.S.C. 1337 (Section 337). Upon finding...


Octane Fitness v. Icon and Highmark v. Allcare pivotal changes to court awarded attorney’s fees in patent litigations

USA - April 30 2014 On Tuesday, in two unanimous decisions, the Supreme Court laid down a pair of pivotal changes to the rules governing court awarded attorney's fees in...


IP decisions abound at the Supreme Court in Spring 2014

USA - April 16 2014 After leaving the realm of Intellectual property law alone For decades, and allowing the Federal Circuit 25 years of mostly Undisturbed...


Medtronic v. MFV Supreme Court unanimously reverses Federal Circuit: holding patentees always bear the burden of proving infringement

USA - January 24 2014 Jan. 23, 2014 On Wednesday, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed the Federal Circuit in Medtronic v. Mirowski Family Ventures (previously listed as...


Medtronic v. Boston Scientific - Supreme Court appears prepared to reverse the Federal Circuit on the burden of persuasion in declaratory judgement actions

USA - November 6 2013 On late Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Medtronic v. Boston Scientific to determine whether, in a declaratory judgment...