Category Archives: Jurisdiction

DC finding of personal jurisdiction over foreign entities and finding genetic testing claims ineligible under 101 affirmed

Genetic Vet. Sciences, Inc. (“PPG”) v. Laboklin GmbH & Co., KG, The University of Berlin Docket No. 2018-2056 WALLACH, HUGHES, STOLL August 9, 2019 Brief Summary: DC finding of personal jurisdiction over foreign university and its foreign licensee affirmed; finding … Continue reading

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Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. et al. (JH) v. Plano Encryption Technologies LLC (PET)

Docket No. 2016-2700 NEWMAN, WALLACH, STOLL December 7, 2018 Brief summary: DC dismissal of JH’s DJ action against reversed and remanded since PET’s letters to the Banks charging infringement established minimum contacts in the ND TX and PET did not … Continue reading

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Vanda Pharm. Inc. v. West-Ward Pharm. Int. Ltd. et al.

Docket No. 2016-2707, -2708 PROST, LOURIE, HUGHES April 13, 2018 Brief summary: DC finding of infringement of later-issued OB patent by amended ANDA, and that method of treatment claims are patentable under § 101 affirmed. Summary: WW appealed DC holding … Continue reading

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AbbVie, Inc. et al. v. Medimmune Limited

Docket No. 2017-1689 PROST, DYK, CHEN February 5, 2018 Brief summary: DC dismissal of AbbVie’s DJ action affirmed since its requested “declaration would not actually resolve the parties’ contractual dispute” (Medimmune, US 2007). Summary: AbbVie appealed DC grant of Medimmune’s … Continue reading

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TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC

SCOTUS Docket No. 16-341 May 22, 2017 Brief Summary: SCOTUS held “that a domestic corporation ‘resides’ only in its State of incorporation for purposes of the patent venue statute” (28 USC §1400(b)) and not as defined by the broader definition … Continue reading

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NexLearn, LLC v. Allen Interactions, Inc.

Docket No. 2016-2170, -2221 MOORE, SCHALL, HUGHES June 19, 2017 Brief Summary: DC dismissal of NexLearn’s infringement and breach of contract due to breach of confidentiality relating to an NDA affirmed (e.g., “[w]hile a Kansas resident could purchase ZebraZappsfrom Allen’s … Continue reading

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Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. et al.

Docket No. 2016-2006 LOURIE, MOORE, HUGHES May 26, 2017 Brief Summary: FC panel determined it lacked jurisdiction under § 1295(a)(1) or § 1295(c)(2) because “the order appealed from is itself non-final”. Summary: Pulse appealed from DC’s award of prejudgment interest … Continue reading

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