PATENT HOLDERS MAY SEEK DAMAGES FOR OVERSEAS SALES WHEN INFRINGEMENT OCCURS IN THE U.S.

In WESTERNGECO LLC v. ION GEOPHYSICAL CORP., the U.S. Supreme Court decided on June 22, 2018, that ION Geophysical owed WesternGeco lost profit damages for infringing WesternGeco’s patents for systems for surveying the ocean floor. The issue in the case was whether WesternGeco could recover damages from ION when it built its system from components

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SUPREME COURT TO DECIDE IF REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BEFORE SUING FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for writ of certiorari in the case of Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v. Wall-Street.com. The issue in the case is whether a copyright owner must register for a copyright before suing for copyright infringement. Federal circuit courts around the country have split on the issue of

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