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Second Circuit Clarifies Venue Requirements for Securities Fraud

On August 15, 2016, the Second Circuit issued a rare opinion on the subject of the sufficiency of evidence to establish venue in United States v. Lange, No. 14-2442-cr (Jacobs, Chin, Droney). ...more

Second Circuit Holds Government Can Establish Venue By Directing Cooperator to Place Calls to Co-Conspirators From That District

In United States v. Tank Yuk, et al., 15-131 (March 15, 2018), the Second Circuit (Chin (dissenting), Carney, Forrest, sitting by designation) affirmed the convictions of three defendants in a drug trafficking conspiracy who...more

U.S. District Court For The Eastern District Of Texas Finds Defendants Have Not Committed Acts Of Infringement Sufficient To...

by Weintraub Tobin on

The U.S. Supreme Court’s May 22, 2017 ruling in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods held that personal jurisdiction alone does not convey venue for patent cases under the patent venue statute. Previously, the Court of Appeals for the...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

Delaware Court Applies Acorda “Acts of Infringement” Definition to Post-TC Heartland Venue Analysis

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Addressing a motion to dismiss for improper venue following TC Heartland, a Delaware district court held that an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) filer that intends to market an allegedly infringing drug in a certain...more

Determining Venue for ANDAs Containing Paragraph IV Certification

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The US District Court for the Northern District of Texas found that venue was not proper under 28 USC § 1400(b) because Teva Pharmaceuticals USA did not commit any act of infringement in the Northern District of Texas, nor...more

Ruling: Medical Providers Not Subject to Double Damages Under Medicare Secondary Payer Act

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• In a matter of first impression, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has ruled that a private right of action under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP Act), which provides for double damages in the...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

Sometimes, There's No Place Like Home

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

In our article “Delaware – the New Black for Patent Litigation” published last May, we wrote about the landmark Supreme Court decision in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands significantly restricting patent suits to...more

Federal Circuit Takes Up Venue Burden Issue

by Fish & Richardson on

In a pending mandamus petition, the Federal Circuit signaled that it will address the issue of which party bears the burden of proof when venue is challenged in a patent infringement action. In re ZTE (USA), No. 2018-113...more

The Law May Have Changed, But In Texas You’ll Remain

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The Supreme Court’s TC Heartland decision in May set off a tidal wave that completely reshaped the contours of patent venue law. Riding its wake, defendants around the country presented venue objections under 28 U.S.C. §...more

[Webinar] Patent Law: 2017 Year End Review (and 2018 Preview) - February 28th, 12:00pm ET

by BakerHostetler on

This timely and fast-moving webinar provides insight for business leaders and legal counsel, highlighting many of the significant holdings by the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit in patent cases in 2017 and what issues are...more

‘Where’ Is Patent Infringement Committed, and What Could It Mean for Georgia-Based Companies Sued Outside of Georgia?

Is patent litigation coming home to Georgia? Last year the U.S. Supreme Court holding in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Grp. Brands significantly affected the law of venue jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) for patent...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

Fiduciary Litigation Practice Tip: Streamlining Discovery To Threshold Legal Issues

by Winstead PC on

Litigation can unfortunately be a costly endeavor. This is as true with fiduciary litigation as with any other type of litigation. ...more

Ninth Circuit Finds Arbitration Clause Showed Clear And Unmistakable Intent To Resolve Arbitrability Questions By Arbitration

by Carlton Fields on

Finding Montana law was inapplicable to the subject insurance policy under both federal maritime choice-of-law principles and the policy language, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that an arbitration clause was...more

2017 and Early 2018 Supreme Court and Precedential Patent Cases From the Federal Circuit

Arbitration - Waymo v. Uber Technologies, 870 F.3d 1342 (Fed. Cir. 2017) - Waymo sued Uber and others for trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement. Uber contends that Waymo should be compelled to...more

BMC Software Launches Patent Strike Against Cloud Services Of Competitor Cherwell Software

In another example of a competitor based patent lawsuit involving cloud computing, BMC Software filed a major patent campaign last year against its key competitor Cherwell Software. ...more

Employment Flash - January 2018

The January 2018 edition of the Employment Flash looks at the Department of Labor's (DOL) new seven-factor internship test, a provision in the new tax law that seeks to reduce the use of nondisclosure agreements in sexual...more

‘Home Country’ Arbitration Clause More Trouble Than It’s Worth?

Courts in many countries, including the U.S., generally enforce contracts with clauses specifying international arbitration as the preferred avenue for resolving disputes. Accordingly, when drafting such provisions, due...more

At The Bench: Patent Law 2017 Takeaways

Viability of Diagnostic Method Claims - Problem: It has become increasingly difficult to fend off validity challenges when asserting diagnostic method claims. Claims directed to methods of determining risk or disease...more

SCOTUS: WOTUS Rule Suits Belong in District Courts

by WilmerHale on

On January 22, 2018, the US Supreme Court unanimously held that challenges to the Obama-era Clean Water Rule, commonly referred to as the WOTUS Rule (for “waters of the United States”), must be filed in federal district...more

Michigan Supreme Court Holds That a Plaintiff is Not Permitted to Request a Change of Venue

by Dickinson Wright on

When venue of a civil action is improper, Michigan Court Rule 2.223(A) provides that the court “shall” order a change of venue “on timely motion of a defendant,” or that it “may” order a change of venue “on its own initiative...more

SEC Venue Selection: Avoiding Ground-Hog Day

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court agreed to determine whether the SEC’s use of hearing officers is contrary to the Constitution’s Appointments Clause in an order entered in Raymond J. Lucia Companies v. SEC, No. 17-130 on Friday, January 12,...more

Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act Seeks to Limit Districts Where Debtors May File

by Hogan Lovells on

On January 8, 2018, Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2017. The bill would require that individual debtors file in the district where their domicile,...more

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