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Patent lawsuit map may shift as Supreme Court restricts venue in patent infringement cases

USA - May 23 2017 A much-anticipated decision from the U.S. Supreme Court has scaled back the ability of patent plaintiffs to choose the forum in which they file suit…

Tips for non-disclosure agreements with Chinese companies

China - April 6 2017 If the other party breaches the agreement, you may be able sue that party in the U.S. and win, but the U.S. court’s judgment may be difficult to…

Federal Circuit finds credit reporting patent ineligible; calls it the “height of abstraction”

USA - March 29 2017 A recent Federal Circuit decision illustrates the high eligibility hurdles that fintech software patents continue to face in view of the Supreme…

SCOTUS: No laches in patent infringement cases; six-year limit on damages is the rule

USA - March 28 2017 A recent Supreme Court decision may make it easier for patent holders to assert older patents, as the decision significantly restricts the…

Supreme Court: Useful articles such as clothing can include copyrightable elements

USA - March 22 2017 A new Supreme Court decision helps to clarify the extent to which Copyright Law can protect design elements of a useful article, such as an article…