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Mandamus for the rest of us-The Federal Circuit continues its trend of clarifying patent venue post-TC Heartland
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2018

On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court fundamentally narrowed patent venue by unanimously holding in TC Heartland that patent holders must follow the


An Arrow in the Quiver of Patent Owners: Federal Circuit Decides That Not All Aspects of PTAB’s Institution Decisions Are "Final and Nonappealable"
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2018

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has decided that patent owners may appeal the decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)


Federal Circuit Shifts the Burden to Amend Claims at PTABFor Now Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2017

On October 4, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a divided en banc decision in Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal, vacating the


Recent Rulings Clarify Venue Requirements in Patent Cases
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2017

On September 21, 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in In re Cray, Inc. clarified the rules for determining proper venue in patent


Federal Circuit Further Narrows the Availability of CBM Review
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2017

On February 21, in Secure Axcess, LLC v. PNC Bank Nat'l. Assoc'n, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the Patent Trial and


Legal Alert: Stay Out of the Weeds: Egregious, Not Garden-Variety, Patent Infringement Is Subject to Enhanced Damages
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • 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


Trademark Wars: The First Amendment Strikes Back - Lanham Act’s Disparaging Trademark Registration Ban Struck Down as Unconstitutional
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, en banc, has ruled that Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act precluding "disparaging" trademark


“Use it or lose it”: service mark registration canceled when application supported only by advertising
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2015

On March 2, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its first-ever ruling addressing use requirements for registering service


Legal alert: a runaway train? Citing secret stolen by Chinese competitor, ITC derails import of railway wheels, and Federal Circuit affirms
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2011

Overseas manufacturers have long known that their products manufactured abroad can be excluded from importation into the U.S. if they infringe U.S. patents, trademarks or copyrights.


Despite setbacks, SmartMetric, Inc, still pursuing card processing
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2011

Not deterred by losing two previous cases on a stipulated judgment immediately following claims construction, SmartMetric, Inc., sued MasterCard International and Visa on August 29, 2011, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.