Blog: IP Litigation

The District of Delaware Grants Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment for Indefiniteness Under 35 U.S.C. § 112

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In IP Litigation | On July 30, 2019

In HIP, Inc. v. Hormel Foods Corporation et al., C.A. 18-615-CFC (D. Del. June 24, 2019), the United States District Court for the District of Delaware held that a patent failed to meet the definiteness requirement of 35 U.S.C. § 112.  As a result, Judge Colm Connolly granted Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment challenging U.S. […]

District of Delaware Update

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In IP Litigation | On June 17, 2019

Last August, two new judges joined the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, Judge Colm F. Connolly and Judge Maryellen Noreika.  Judge Connolly filled the seat previously held by Judge Sue L. Robinson and Judge Noreika filled the seat previously held by Judge Gregory M. Sleet.  In recent months, both Judge Connolly […]

U.S. Supreme Court Tightens Rules for Where Patent Lawsuits Can Be Filed

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In IP Litigation | On May 30, 2017

The patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), provides that “[a]ny civil action for patent infringement may be brought in the judicial district where the defendant resides, or where the defendant has committed acts of infringement and has a regular and established place of business.” On May 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court unanimously […]

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