First-to-File and Choice-of-Forum Roots Run Too Deep For Micron to Curb Most Races to Courthouse


An article written by Womble Carlyle patent/IP litigation attorney Mike Cicero was quoted extensively in a 2010 U.S. District Court decision.

In issuing a ruling on the Cherokee Nation v. Nash case, the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma cited Cicero’s article "First-to-File and Choice-of-Forum Roots Run Too Deep for Micron to Curb Most Races to the Courthouse" six times. The case before the court dealt with First-to-File Rule issues. In each instance, the Court followed Cicero’s reasoning.

This article was previously published in the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, Fall 2008.

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