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When an Inter Partes Review is Instituted the USPTO is Required to Decide the Patentability of All Claims Challenged By Petitioner

May 9th, 2018

Defense of Equitable Estoppel Held Not to Apply to Claims Substantively Amended During Reexamination

May 7th, 2018

Forum-Selection Clause in Patent License May Thwart Licensee’s Efforts to Seek PTAB Review of Licensed Patents

April 18th, 2018

Attorney-Client Privilege Remains Intact When Inadvertently Produced Invention Records Are Promptly Clawed Back

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March
2018

The United States District Court for the Central District of California recently held attorney-client privilege applies to a company’s invention record reviewed by a committee including persons other than lawyers when the primary purpose is to obtain legal advice. Cal. Inst. of Tech. v. Broadcom Ltd., CV 16-3714-GW, slip op. at 5 (C.D. Cal. Mar. […]

Takedown Requests Directed to Non-Parties may not be Sufficient to Establish Personal Jurisdiction in Declaratory Judgment Actions

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March
2018

The United States District Court for the Central District of California recently held that personal jurisdiction for a declaratory judgment action does not exist when, in addition to sending a cease-and-desist letter, the defendant sends a takedown request that is directed to a non-party. Jobar Int’l Inc. v. Juka Innovations Corp., No. LA CV17-07441 JAK […]

An Abandoned Office May Constitute a “Regular and Established Place of Business”

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March
2018

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida recently held that venue for a patent infringement lawsuit was proper even though the defendant closed its regular and established place of business in that judicial district “weeks before suit was filed,” reasoning that the delay in filing the complaint was not unreasonable. ParkerVision, […]