7.24.18 / Cecily Anne O’Regan

Lost Foreign Profits Available To US Patent Owners under 271(f) when Relevant Infringing Conduct Occurs in the US

On June 22, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court held that manufacturing components in the United States for a patented system and then shipping the components abroad for final assembly was eligible for lost foreign profits for patent infringement. [1] WesternGeco asserted four issued patents claiming a system for surveying the

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4.19.18 / Michael B. Dell

The Interstate Commerce Requirement of the Defend Trade Secrets Act

The two year anniversary of the enactment of The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “DTSA”) will occur next month, on May 11, 2018.  The DTSA created a private, civil, federal cause of action for misappropriation of trade secrets.  The statute provides, in relevant part, that “[a]n owner of

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5.13.16 / Joseph V. Mauch

Testimony By Affidavit: Proposed Changes to Discovery Process in Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings Before the TTAB

The U.S Patent and Trademark Office recently announced proposed rule changes for proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”), which hears oppositions to pending applications to register trademarks as well as challenges to existing registrations. There are a wide range of proposed changes but the most significant relate

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4.11.16 / Joseph V. Mauch

Apple v. Samsung: Supreme Court Agrees to Review Award Based on Design Patents

The United States Supreme Court recently agreed to hear Samsung’s appeal of last year’s Federal Circuit decision affirming an award of $548 million in favor of Apple. The Court’s decision not only prolongs the seemingly endless legal battles between the two heavyweights, but it promises to answer an important question

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