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 William L. Birks “The court in exceptional cases may award reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party.” 35 U.S.C. § 285 While every prevailing party would seek attorney fees if they could, it’s important [Read More…]
By Patrick D. Duplessis As we recently reported, the Arterton Inn of Court held its first substantive event on the 2018-2019 session, and WHIPgroup attorneys played a major role in preparing the event. The event, [Read More…]
By Lauren C. Matturri In December 2018 toy company MGA Entertainment Inc. filed a declaratory judgment against Louis Vuitton. This was to preempt the French fashion house from claiming MGA Entertainment’s Pooey Puitton toy was [Read More…]