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US-China Trade Agreement—Pharma impacts

China, USA - January 22 2020 President Trump has signed Phase I of a much anticipated multi-part trade agreement between the United States and China with provisions that will aid…

Ann G. Fort, Cameron Murphy, Peter G. Pappas

Supreme Court Limits § 271(f)(1) Overseas Infringement Reach: More than One Exported Component Required for Offshore Manufacturing Liability

USA - February 23 2017 The US Supreme Court held in Life Techs. Corp. v. Promega Corp., Slip No. 14-1538 (Feb. 22, 2017) that supplying a single component of a…

Ann G. Fort, Anna C. Halsey, Rich A. Seeger

Legal Alert: Stay Out of the Weeds: Egregious, Not Garden-Variety, Patent Infringement Is Subject to Enhanced Damages

USA - June 15 2016 On June 13, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected the Federal Circuit's rigid two-part test for awarding enhanced damages in patent cases. In…

Steffan Finnegan, Ann G. Fort, Walter S. Freitag, Robert R.L. Kohse, Peter G. Pappas

Implementing the Whistleblower Immunity Notice Provision under the Recently-Enacted Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

USA - May 18 2016 The Defend Trade Secrets Act, signed into law on May 11, 2016, includes a whistleblower immunity notice provision. An employer that wants to preserve…

SoRelle B. Brown, Ann G. Fort, Matt Gatewood, Peter G. Pappas, Gail L. Westover

Update: federal Defend Trade Secrets Act signed into law; employers may need to notify employees

USA - May 12 2016 After overwhelming passage in both the House and Senate, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act into law on April 11, 2016. The Act…

SoRelle B. Brown, Ann G. Fort, Matt Gatewood, Peter G. Pappas, Gail L. Westover