Publications

Patent Markings Important in Determining Damages

July 7, 2017

Legal notice provided by patent markings may play a major role in patent infringement cases, as it may be a primary factor in calculating damages (e.g., how much money and/or other forms of compensation are to be awarded) when a court decides that patent infringement has occurred. Legal notice can be either “actual notice” or […]

Kristian Blomquist

The Supreme Court’s Decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC Limits Venue in Patent Cases

May 23, 2017

By Parrish Freeman* The Supreme Court issued a unanimous 8-0 decision this week in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, 581 U.S. ___ (2017) (Justice Gorsuch did not participate). The decision returns patent venue law for domestic corporate defendants to its pre-1990 state, holding that “resides” in 28 U.S.C. §1400(b) (the patent […]

R. Parrish Freeman

Kicking the IP “Tires” of Your New Acquisition

May 10, 2017

Acquisition of a company can be driven by many different objectives. Access to tangible property, such as equipment, new facilities, inventory, can all be motivating factors. More often than not, however, the desire to acquire a company is driven by an objective to gain access to intangible property, such as employee expertise and intellectual property […]

Eric L. Maschoff