Welcome to the Snell & Wilmer intellectual property and technology litigation blog! Check here for useful news and information about patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and other IP and technology litigation developments.
Today, President Obama signed the America Invents Act, H.R. 1249, into law. The patent reform legislation took many years to pass, and contains significant changes to the United States patent laws. This post summarizes those that are most significant from a patent litigation perspective. Post grant review procedure (regulations within a year). Within nine months after […]
The first question of patentability – whether the invention falls within the scope of patentable subject matter – will have been addressed by the Supreme Court twice in three years once the Court issues its opinion in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories. For most of 2009 and the first half of 2010, many eagerly […]
A recent decision by the United States District Court for the District of Arizona held, albeit in a default context, that a domain registrar’s forum selection clause in its registration agreement bound the domain registrant not just in a dispute with the registrar, but with a third party. In LimoStars, Inc. v. New Jersey Car […]
The power of Ninth Circuit district courts to decide lawsuits against foreign intentional tortfeasors, such as IP infringers, has waxed and waned — and, lately, waxed again. The question of personal jurisdiction often has turned on whether the defendant “expressly aimed” its misconduct at the forum. That term originated with the Supreme Court’s 1984 decision […]
Welcome to the Snell & Wilmer intellectual property and technology litigation blog! Check here for useful news and information about patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and other IP and technology litigation developments. For links to posts on recent developments occurring before this blog’s launch, click here: pleading, inequitable conduct, inducement of patent infringement, patent invalidity, and […]