On May 22, the Supreme Court held that defendants in patent litigation can only be sued in districts where they are incorporated or have a principal place of business. The decision, TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, overturns nearly 30 years of Federal Circuit case law, which allowed defendants to be sued in almost any district where they conduct business. The decision is favorable to some defendants, who will no longer be hauled into distant and inconvenient locations where the defendant simply conducts business.
By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. Not every person is a match for every job. Patents are expensive and complicated legal documents. No less authority than the US Supreme Court noted long ago that “[t]he specification [Read More…]
By William L Birks III In a patent infringement suit, plaintiffs often seek damages for lost sales of infringing products. While this is the most obvious source of recovery, opportunities for larger damage rewards may [Read More…]
WHIPgroup recently made appearances on behalf of client WhitServe LLC in two IPRs brought by Dropbox Inc. The IPRs were filed in response to WhitServe’s patent infringement lawsuit against Dropbox Inc. in the District of Delaware. WhitServe’s U.S. Patent [Read More…]