Category Archives: Jurisdiction

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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Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd. v. Asetek Danmark A/S

Docket No. 2015-1597 PROST, LINN, TARANTO September 8, 2016 Brief Summary: DC dimissal DJ action of noninfringement for not pleading sufficient facts to show there was a substantial controversy reversed since Asetek, e.g., “demonstrate[ed] intent to enforce” its patents. Summary: … Continue reading

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Polar Electro Oy v. Suunto Oy

Docket No. 2015-1930 NEWMAN, LOURIE, CHEN July 20, 2016 Brief Summary: DC decision that Suunto lacked sufficient minimum contacts with DE to support specific jurisdication vacated and remanded for a determination of “whether exercising jurisdiction over Suunto would be reasonable … Continue reading

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Microsoft Corporation et al. / Google Inc. v. Geotag, Inc.

Docket No. 2015-1140 LOURIE, WALLACH, STOLL April 1, 2016 Brief Summary: DC found to have jurisdiction under Federal Circuit law (28 USC § 1338(a)), not Third Circuit law, because the “question is unique to patent law”. It also found no … Continue reading

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