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

March 23rd, 2018

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

March 20th, 2018

Court Declines to Apply Trademark Aesthetic Functionality Defense to Design Patents

March 8th, 2018

Avoiding Knowledge of a U.S. Patent Does Not Preclude Willful Infringement



When patent infringement is determined, 35 U.S.C. § 284 permits courts to “increase the damages up to three times the amount found or assessed.”  In Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., 136 S. Ct. 1923 (2016), the Supreme Court held that such enhanced damages are “designed as a ‘punitive’ or ‘vindictive’ sanction for egregious […]