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Subject Matter Jurisdiction Infringement

Trade Dress, Sovereign Immunity, World Politics and R.60 Collide - Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. v. Islamic Republic of Iran,

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the vacatur of final default judgment against the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran) for alleged trade-dress infringement. The unanimous panel agreed with...more

Can a Defendant Sue a Receiver’s Property Management Company, or Are They Protected from a Lawsuit Like a Receiver?

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

I hired a property management company to aid me in managing a receivership property. A defendant in the case has threatened to sue the management company for action taken at my request. Can the defendant sue the management...more

Sandoz v. Amgen: Interpretation of the Biosimilar Act Results in Dismissal for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction for Declaratory...

On November 11, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Sandoz, Inc. v. Amgen, Inc. and Hoffman-La Roche, Inc., Docket No. C-13-2904, made the first-ever judicial interpretation of the...more

How Trade Mark Defendants are Winning from MedImmune

In 2007, the US Supreme Court set a new test for declaratory judgment actions in MedImmune. Its decision continues to have a profound impact on trade mark cases, explain Bobby Ghajar and Carolyn Toto. One-Minute Read...more

Patent Watch: Semiconductor Energy Lab. Co. v. Nagata

by BakerHostetler on

"[Neither the Declaratory Judgment Act nor Federal Circuit jurisprudence creates] a federal cause of action for assignor estoppel." On February 11, 2013, in Semiconductor Energy Lab. Co. v. Nagata, the U.S. Court of...more

A Covenant Not to Sue May Avoid Invalidity Claims

Last week, in Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc. (opinion attached), the Supreme Court unanimously decided that the voluntary cessation doctrine, most often used when a defendant claims its voluntary compliance moots a case where it...more

Just Moot It: Supreme Court in Already v. Nike Clarifies When a Covenant Not to Sue Can Kill a Declaratory Judgment Case

by Fenwick & West LLP on

In 2007, the Supreme Court in MedImmune v. Genentech broadened the scope of declaratory judgment jurisdiction, making it easier for parties fearing IP claims to bring defensive lawsuits. Last week, the Court made it easier...more

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