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U.S. Supreme Court Opens Door on International Patent Infringement Damages

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled late last week in a case with important implications for international exports and patent law. In WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., the Supreme Court held that a patent owner can “recover for lost foreign profits” when a defendant “ships components of a patented invention overseas to be assembled there.” … Continue Reading

New Proposal Would Create Consistent Standard Between USPTO and District Courts for Interpreting Patent Claims

On May 8, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced a proposed change to how it will handle challenges to patents. In essence, the proposal would result in a consistent claim construction standard between how district courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) interpret claims in trial proceedings. … Continue Reading

How the U.S. Supreme Court Ruled on Inter Partes Review and What It Means for Future Patent Challenges

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday on two closely monitored cases affecting how patents could be challenged. In the more high-profile case, the court upheld the constitutionality of the inter partes review (IPR) process enacted by Congress in the America Invents Act, enabling entities to continue to challenge the validity of issued patents in a … Continue Reading

What Looming Supreme Court Decisions Could Mean for Patent Litigation

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to rule soon on a case that could fundamentally change how patent litigation plays out in America, as well as a second case that is more of a tweak around the edges. The potential game-changer is Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group. Its central question is whether … Continue Reading

‘Where’ Is Patent Infringement Committed, and What Could It Mean for Georgia-Based Companies Sued Outside of Georgia?

Is patent litigation coming home to Georgia? Last year the U.S. Supreme Court holding in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Grp. Brands significantly affected the law of venue jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) for patent infringement cases. One result was to shift new patent complaint filings away from federal district courts that had been perceived … Continue Reading
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