October 10, 2017 OC Roundtable: Review of Recent US Supreme Court Intellectual Property Cases and Practical Strategies for Addressing the Court’s Holdings.


39 Tesla
Irvine, 92618


The US Supreme Court has recently issued significant decisions over the last year.  Our speakers will review these decisions, and provide practical guidance on how the Court’s holdings may be exploited and mitigated.
New Venue Rules in Patent Infringement Actions: In TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Grp. Brands LLC, 137 S. Ct. 1514 (May 22,2017) the Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit and restricted venue in patent infringement matters to districts where the defendant (a) is incorporated or (b) both committed acts of infringement and has a regular and established place of business.  The decision abruptly diverted case filings from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to other courts, caused many E.D. Texas litigants to seek transfer to other districts, and will force plaintiffs to reevaluate where to file future infringement actions.
Court Expands Patent Exhaustion Doctrine: In Impression Prod., Inc. v. Lexmark Int'l, Inc., 137 S. Ct. 1523 (May 30, 2017) the Supreme Court ruled that even valid and enforceable contractual restrictions on a purchaser’s use of a patent article do not prevent an automatic exhaustion of patent rights for products that are sold, and that patent exhaustion results from sales both inside and outside the U.S.  This landmark decision will force patent owners to reassess their worldwide distribution strategies for patented products, and to develop new strategies for patent licensing and related transactions.




 Presented and Sponsored by Brooks Kushman P.C.

Speaker(s) Dave Randall & Sean Casey, Brooks Kushman P.C.

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Presented and Sponsored by Brooks Kushman P.C.

Speaker(s) Dave Randall & Sean Casey, Brooks Kushman P.C.

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