Results for patent infringement
Supreme Court held that the patent exhaustion doctrine is not limited by contractual restrictions imposed during sale and that it also applies to foreign sales.
The Federal Circuit ordered the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to vacate an order denying defendant’s motion to transfer venue to the Southern District of Ohio after finding that the District Court clearly erred in its forum non conveniens analysis based upon Fifth Circuit precedent.
There is a presumption that the same claim terms within different claims in a patent will be construed in the same manner, unless it is clear from the specification and prosecution history that the terms have different meanings at different portions of the claims. The doctrine of prosecution history estoppel can bar a finding of infringement by equivalents.
Defendant Delaware corporations are not subject to personal jurisdiction in Illinois patent infringement suit, even though defendants maintain “hybrid” websites that allow exchange of information between users and the companies, because the websites do not reach the level of interactivity required to establish personal jurisdiction.