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Supreme Court Rules on the Extraterritorial Application of the Patent Act

USA - June 22 2018 Today, the Supreme Court issued its decision in WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., resolving a question about the extraterritorial application...

David P. Enzminger, Kathleen Barry, Linda T. Coberly, Mulan Cui, Matthew R. Carter.

Supreme Court Decides Two Major Cases Affecting Administrative Adjudication of Patents

USA, United Kingdom - May 3 2018 Today, in two much-anticipated decisions, the Supreme Court resolved two issues related to administrative adjudications of patent validity. In Oil...

David P. Enzminger, Kathleen Barry, Steffen N. Johnson, Linda T. Coberly, Geoffrey P. Eaton.

Supreme Court Reverses Broad Interpretation Of Residence For Venue In Patent Cases

USA - May 23 2017 In a much anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday limited the venues in which patent defendants may be hauled into court. In TC...

David P. Enzminger, Kathleen Barry, Steffen N. Johnson, Linda T. Coberly, Tyler G. Johannes, George C. Lombardi.

Laches Cannot Bar Damages for Patent Infringement Within the Six Year Statute of Limitations

USA - March 22 2017 Building on its 2014 copyright decision in Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., the Supreme Court ruled 7-1 yesterday that the equitable defense of...

David P. Enzminger, Kathleen Barry, Steffen N. Johnson, Linda T. Coberly, Elizabeth P. Papez.

“Substantial portion of the components” for infringement under Section 271(f)(1) requires more than a single component

USA - February 24 2017 The Supreme Court recently issued important guidance on the meaning of Section 271(f)(1) of the Patent Act, which makes it an act of infringement to...

David P. Enzminger, Kathleen Barry, Steffen N. Johnson, Linda T. Coberly, Elizabeth P. Papez.