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Coming Home?: Federal Circuit Asked to Immediately Weigh in on Proper Venue Post-TC Heartland

In a case pending in the Eastern District of Virginia, set to begin trial on June 12, 2017, the defendants filed a motion to transfer the case to the Eastern District of Tennessee following the Supreme Court’s decision in TC...more

The Federal Circuit Affirms the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s Invalidation of All Claims of a Gilenya® Patent

Torrent Pharmaceuticals (“Torrent”), Apotex Inc., and Mylan Pharmaceuticals filed two inter partes review (“IPR”) petitions in 2014 seeking review of all claims of U.S. Patent 8,324,283 (the “’283 patent”), which is related...more

“Waive” That Issue Goodbye: The Importance of Preserving Arguments and Developing a Full Record

The Federal Circuit recently reminded litigants of the importance of developing a full record in district court and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) proceedings. In Google Inc. v. SimpleAir, Inc., the Federal Circuit...more

From Behind Closed Doors To The Steps Of The Federal Courthouse: The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) was unanimously passed by the Senate on April 4, 2016, and then by the House Judiciary Committee on April 20, 2016. The House voted to pass the DTSA on Wednesday, April 27, 2016,...more

What You Need to Know About the Recent Federal Circuit Rule Changes

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently implemented significant amendments to its Rules of Practice (“Rules”). The changes apply to all cases docked on or after April 1, 2016. In large part, the...more

Supreme Court Redefines Framework for Determining Whether a Patent Case is Exceptional and Warrants an Award of Attorney’s Fees

On April 29, 2014, the Supreme Court delivered much-anticipated decisions in the Octane and Highmark cases and redefined the framework for determining whether a patent lawsuit is “exceptional,” justifying an award of...more

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