E.D. Texas Dodges a Bullet in Challenge to Patent Venue Law at Federal Circuit, but Congress May Take Another Shot

E.D. Texas Dodges a Bullet in Challenge to Patent Venue Law at Federal Circuit, but Congress May Take Another Shot

The Federal Circuit today denied a challenge to its venue precedent in patent infringement cases, rejecting arguments that a U.S. district court should be precluded from hearing a patent infringement action over a non-resident corporation without an established place of business in the district.

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Two Things You Can Do to Reduce the Likelihood That Your Company Will Be Found Liable for Conspiring or Aiding in an Employee’s Breach of Duty

Two Things You Can Do to Reduce the Likelihood That Your Company Will Be Found Liable for Conspiring or Aiding in an Employee’s Breach of Duty

When companies sue their former employees for theft they often claim that the former employee’s new employer has conspired with the former employee to misappropriate trade secrets, or that that new employer has aided and abetted the former employee’s breach of duty he/she owed to his/her former employer.

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German Court Sends Online Sales Bans to ECJ

On 25 April, the German Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt filed a request for a preliminary ruling with the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) in a case that turns on the ability of branded goods manufacturers to protect the reputation of their brands by controlling online trade.

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