08/02/2017

Locating a 'Place of Business' After TC Heartland: Part 2

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In the first part of this article, we focused on two major factors that courts have commonly considered in the “regular and established place of business” analysis under the second prong of 28 U.S.C. ...

08/01/2017

Locating A 'Place Of Business' After TC Heartland: Part 1

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In the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in TC Heartland, holding that for the purposes of the patent venue statute, a domestic corporation “resides” only in its state of incorporatio...

06/13/2017

The IP Beacon, June 2017

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On Monday, May 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, No. 16-341 unanimously overruled a longstanding Federal Circuit decision that allowed pate...

05/25/2017

Brian Kwok in BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal: New Focus on Where to File Patent Suits After Major Supreme Court Venue Ruling

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Patent owners that want to sue in a friendly forum now have a new standard to meet: instead of suing where their products are sold, which could be virtually anywhere, they must sue where an alleged...

05/24/2017

Supreme Court Ruling Reins in Patent Infringement Forum Shopping

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On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, No. 16-341 (May 22, 2017) unanimously overruled a longstanding Federal Circuit decision that allowed pat...

05/19/2017

Brian Kwok in Law360: Post-Grant Reviews To Grow In Number, But As A Niche Tool

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Attorneys expect the number of petitions challenging patents under the America Invents Act's post¬grant review program to shoot up from the few dozen filed to date, but even with the anticipated in...

04/18/2017

Haynes and Boone Receives PracticePro Diversity Leadership Award

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“Haynes and Boone is showing unparalleled leadership in improving diversity in the law," said Niki Moore, the founder and CEO of PracticePro. “Among many other outstanding qualities, their willingn...

03/30/2017

The IP Beacon, March 2017

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Both the courts and the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) have struggled to define the metes and bounds of the subject matter eligibility analysis under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The Court of Appeals for th...

03/28/2017

Brian Kwok in Forbes: Supreme Court Seems Unenthusiastic About Eliminating Patent-Troll Venue

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The justices "were very focused on whether existing Supreme Court precedent is still good law," said Brian Kwok, a partner with Haynes and Boone in Palo Alto. "There appeared to be some consternation ...

03/28/2017

Brian Kwok and Nicole Johnson for SVBJ: Should Silicon Valley Companies Get Home Court Advantage in Patent Cases?

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For years, companies that conduct business across the country have been subject to patent lawsuits practically anywhere, even in jurisdictions to which their connections are extremely limited. Non-pra...

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