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Attention Forum Shoppers! Blue Light Special in the Ninth Circuit!

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On April 20, 2018, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit split from five other circuit courts in Varjabedian v. Emulex Corp., No. 16-55088 (9th Cir. Apr. 20, 2018), by holding that claims under Section 14(e) of the...more

Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin: Issue 4 - May 2018: If You Don’t Succeed in Anguilla, Should You Try Again in the US?

by Dechert LLP on

Two United States Bankruptcy Judges for the Southern District of New York recently issued a joint opinion addressing common issues raised by motions to dismiss in two separate adversary proceedings – one pending before Judge...more

Federal Circuit Clarifies Venue Rule for Foreign Defendants Post-TC Heartland

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Federal Circuit today in In re HTC Corp., Misc. 2018-130 (May 5, 2018), followed the holding of the Supreme Court in Brunette Machine Works, Ltd. v. Kockum Industries, Inc., 406 U.S. 706 (1972), that venue is proper as to...more

Top 5 reasons to consider patent litigation in Canada now

by Smart & Biggar on

Canada has historically been a much less active jurisdiction for patent litigation compared to the United States, which can be explained in part by the simple fact that the United States’ market is almost 10 times the size of...more

Supreme Court Punts on False Claims Act Specificity Requirement

Last week the Supreme Court of the United States rejected a petition for a writ of certiorari in Medical Device Business Services, Inc. et al. v. United States ex rel. Nagrol et al. In this case, the petitioner asked the...more

Bristol-Myers Squibb: A Dangerous Sword

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that has the potential to reshape the way class actions are litigated in courts throughout the country. In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California,...more

Patent Venue: The State Of The Law A Year After The Dramatic Changes Introduced By TC Heartland

For decades, it was well-established that defendants in patent cases could be sued almost anywhere they were subject to the court’s personal jurisdiction. ...more

California Post-TC Heartland: Venue Only Proper In District Of Residence

by Orrick - IP Landscape on

Maxell, Ltd., v. Asustek Computer Inc., et al., 17-cv-7528, C.D. Cal. (March 20, 2018) (Judge Manual L. Real) - In a post TC Heartland world, California courts are tackling its application-to-venue disputes between...more

Not At Home: Reining in General Personal Jurisdiction After BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell

by WilmerHale on

BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrell redefined the contours of a court’s jurisdictional reach by effectively subjecting corporations to general personal jurisdiction only in those states where they are incorporated or have their...more

GDPR—Collective Actions Under the Privacy Banner

As application of the European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) quickly approaches, the enforcement authority of the European data protection authorities (DPAs) is rightfully on everyone’s mind. The...more

District Courts Split On Whether Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Specific Personal Jurisdiction Analysis Bars Nationwide Class Actions In...

by Carlton Fields on

The ramifications of the Supreme Court’s decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco Cty., 137 S. Ct. 1773 (2017), remain unsettled. ...more

Unique Venue and Personal Jurisdiction Challenges of Foreign Corporations

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In 2017, the Supreme Court rejected the Federal Circuit’s longstanding interpretation of Personal Jurisdiction and Venue in patent infringement actions against domestic companies. 28 U.S.C. §§ 1391, 1400; see TC Heartland LLC...more

Another Domino Teetering – Stream of Commerce Personal Jurisdiction after BMS

by Reed Smith on

Several decisions since the beginning of the year, and two appellate rulings in the last couple of weeks, highlight another aspect of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, 137 S. Ct. 1773 (2017) (“BMS”), that should be...more

You want to file a bankruptcy case where?????

by DLA Piper on

For many years in the US, there has been disagreement among lawyers, judges and institutional creditors concerning the ability of parties under current bankruptcy law to cherry pick the court in which to file bankruptcy....more

Legal Perspective: TC Heartland: Patent trolls lose Texas court venue advantage

by GableGotwals on

As a patent owner, deciding where to sue an alleged infringer is a matter of major strategic importance. Federal law mandates that all patent infringement cases be filed in federal court. There are 94 different federal...more

Federal District Courts Tackle Application of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court to Class Actions

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

In June 2017, we wrote about the Supreme Court’s decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, 137 S. Ct. 1773 (2017) and how it would likely affect attempts by plaintiffs to pursue multi-state or nationwide class...more

Key Patent Decisions of 2017

by Jones Day on

In another noteworthy year for patent law, the U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Circuit issued a number of decisions that altered the patent landscape, including four Supreme Court decisions. The topics of the key cases...more

Supreme Court Ruling Signals Limits on Class Action Forum Shopping

The Supreme Court’s decision last summer in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, 137 S. Ct. 1773 (2017), is my pick for “2017 Class Action Practitioners’ Case of the Year”––and it’s not even a class...more

Attacking Nationwide Class Actions Based On Personal Jurisdiction

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Earlier this month, Judge Leinenweber of the Northern District of Illinois rejected a named plaintiff’s attempt to bring a nationwide class action, basing his decision on the Supreme Court’s decision last June in...more

Judge Dismisses Nationwide Class Claims for Lack of Jurisdiction Following Bristol-Myers

• A judge in the Northern District of Illinois held that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, 137 S. Ct. 1773 (2017) is applicable to personal jurisdiction...more

California Dreaming: Pennsylvania’s Proposed “Freedom to Work Act” Aims to Join California in Banning Non-Compete Agreements

by Fisher Phillips on

Late last year, Pennsylvania legislators introduced House Bill 1938, the “Freedom to Work Act” (the “Act”), an outright ban on “covenant[s] not to compete” in Pennsylvania. Under the Act, “a covenant not to compete is...more

Defendants Waived Venue Challenge After Waiting Four Months After TC Heartland Decision to Move

In a recent development from the Eastern District of Texas, Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne concluded that defendants Globalfoundries, Qualcomm, and Samsung waited too long prior to moving to dismiss or transfer the case due to...more

Amendments to Australian Antitrust Regime Take Effect

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Australia has adopted a package of changes to its antitrust laws that are designed to give more power to its antitrust enforcement agency, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and to increase...more

EDTX & NDTX Monthly Wrap-Up – November 2017

by Fish & Richardson on

This post summarizes some of the significant developments in the Eastern District of Texas and the Northern District of Texas for the month of November 2017. This post will focus on how the Eastern District of Texas continues...more

Supreme Court Removes Patent Litigation from the Heartland of Texas

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

For years, patent assertion entities have filed patent lawsuits against retailers in federal court in Texas. The Supreme Court’s recent decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC may give retailers the...more

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