Supreme Court to Address Patent Venue in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods

December 20, 2016

On December 14, the Supreme Court granted Certiorari in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. 821 F.3d 1338 (Fed. Cir. 2016), cert. granted, 2016 WL 4944616 (U.S. December 14, 2016) (No. 16-341). This grant indicates that the Supreme Court may soon interpret the scope of the statute governing venue for patent infringement […]

Danny R. Barber

Is Someone Using Your Trademark in a Foreign Country?

December 14, 2016

Have you carefully cultivated your brand and obtained trademark protection only to have someone steal your investment and start using your trademarks abroad?  If so, you may have the ability to bring a lawsuit in U.S. Federal Court rather than attempting to navigate the laws and courts of a foreign country. The Lanham Act is […]

Tyson K. Hottinger

Supreme Court Unanimous in Samsung v. Apple Decision

December 8, 2016

The Supreme Court issued the Samsung Elecs. Co. v. Apple, Inc., 580 U.S. __ (2016) decision today regarding design patent damages. In a unanimous decision authored by Justice Sotomayor, the Supreme Court clarified the standard for damages under 35 U.S.C. § 289. A design patent holder can seek damages under either § 284, as with […]

Adam Smoot