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Subsidiary’s Facility Qualifies as a Regular and Established Place of Business of the Parent for Patent Venue Purposes

USA - July 10 2018 A recent decision from the US District Court for the Western District of Texas suggests that district courts are taking a more expansive view of what…

A Forum Selection Clause Provides No Basis For Terminating A Section 337 Investigation

USA - June 28 2018 Does a forum selection clause in a pre-existing agreement between opposing parties in a Section 337 investigation provide grounds for terminating the…

U.S. Supreme Court Opens the Door to Allow Patent Owners to Recover Foreign Lost Profits

USA - June 24 2018 The United States Supreme Court ruled on Friday that a patent owner can, at least in some situations, recover lost profits for the unauthorized use of…

Seeking Attorneys’ Fees Under the Patent Act? Early and Clear Notice of an Opposing Party’s Deficient Litigation Conduct Is a Prerequisite for a Successful Motion

USA - June 23 2018 The Federal Circuit recently issued a precedential decision in Stone Basket Innovations, LLC v. Cook Medical LLC, No. 2017-2330 that has important…

China Reforms its IP Administrative System with the Creation of a New Super Administration

China - June 1 2018 As part of larger institutional reorganization schemes, the Chinese government has recently issued a draft statute for the reform of the State…

New Jurisprudence Rendered By Spanish Courts Facilitates Closing Of Websites

USA - May 21 2018 Recent jurisprudence rendered by Spanish Courts establishes that in the case of copyright infringement over the internet, it is not necessary to sue…

USITC Finalizes Amendments To Procedural Rules Governing Section 337 Investigations

USA - May 17 2018 The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has published in the Federal Register final revisions to its rules of practice and procedure governing…

U.S. Corporate Defendants Incorporated In Multi-District States Reside Only In A Single District For Patent Venue Purposes

USA - May 15 2018 In the third important patent venue decision it has issued in the past week (In re: BigCommerce, No. 2018-122 (May 15, 2018)), the Federal Circuit has…

Federal Circuit Rules That Plaintiff Bears Burden Of Proving Proper Patent Venue

USA - May 14 2018 In another important patent venue decision (In re: ZTE (USA) Inc., No. 2018-113 (May 14, 2018)), the Federal Circuit has determined that who bears the…

The USPTO Proposes to Interpret Claims in Post-Grant Proceedings in the Same Way as the Federal Courts, and to Consider Prior Claim Constructions by Courts

USA - May 10 2018 With IPRs here to stay, the USPTO is proposing to drop its BRI standard and interpret claims under the same standards as used by federal courts…