Alert: United States Supreme Court agrees to decide whether “inter partes review” is constitutional

Alert: United States Supreme Court agrees to decide whether “inter partes review” is constitutional On Monday, June 12, 2017, the United States Supreme Court decided to rule on whether inter partes review violates the rights of patent owners.   Inter partes review, which is commonly used by tech companies, puts the power in an administrative law judge’s review to determine whether the United States Patent and Trademark Office erred in granting a patent.  Said another way, the fact that inter partes [...]

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Patent Infringement Venue – Watch where you File Your Patent Infringement Lawsuit!

Patent Infringement Venue – Watch where you File Your Patent Infringement Lawsuit!   On May 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, changed the landscape regarding the venue, or judicial district, in which a patent infringement lawsuit can be filed.  Specifically, the defendant in this case was sued in the state of Delaware, despite it being incorporated and residing in the state of Indiana, simply because it shipped allegedly infringing products [...]

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