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U.S. Supreme Court To Decide Whether Patent-Holders Can Recover Foreign Lost Profits

USA - January 15 2018 On January 12, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in WesternGeco L.L.C. v. ION Geophysical Corp., No. 16-1011. The case stems from an…

Federal Circuit To Decide Whether A Corporation Can Be Sued For Patent Infringement In Any Federal District In Its State Of Incorporation

USA - January 10 2018 The patent venue statute provides that “[a]ny civil action for patent infringement may be brought in the judicial district where the defendant resides…

The Pendulum Continues To Swing On The Scope Of IPR Estoppel

USA - January 9 2018 The America Invents Act of 2011, which ushered in a new regime for post-grant patent challenges at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO)…

The $93.4 Million Question: Can Patent-Holders Recover Profits Lost On Contracts To Be Performed Outside The U.S.?

USA - January 3 2018 Is a patent-holder precluded from recovering lost-profits damages for patent infringement if those profits would have been earned on contracts for…

USITC Denies Early Disposition Pilot Program Status In Three More Section 337 Investigations

USA - December 20 2017 The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has denied respondents’ requests for entry into the ITC’s pilot program for early case disposition in a…

Key Intellectual Property Enforcement Mechanism or Toothless Tiger? - The US Department of Justice and Department of State Launch Intellectual Property (IP) Law Enforcement Coordinator Network

USA - December 19 2017 On Friday, December 15, 2017, the US Department of Justice and Department of State announced the launch of an IP Law Enforcement Coordinator Network…

Are consumer cancellation fees exempt from the requirement to be fair?

European Union, United Kingdom - December 12 2017 Can a consumer successfully challenge an ‘excessive’ cancellation fee under the Consumer Rights Act 2015? The High Court recently answered this…

Digital Single Market: EU negotiators agree to end unjustified geoblocking

European Union - November 28 2017 The European Commission has issued a press release announcing that the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have reached a political…

Contracting parties should take notice of the latest interpretation ruling

United Kingdom - November 16 2017 In the case of Zayo Group International Limited v Ainger and others, the High Court has adopted a literal interpretation of notice provisions in a…

Giving Defendants a Second Chance: Failure to Assert Improper Venue Prior to TC Heartland is Not a Waiver Under the Federal Rules

USA - November 16 2017 In its May 2017 decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, LLC, 137 S.Ct. 1514 (2017), the Supreme Court shocked the patent world by…