Recent Supreme Court Venue News for Patent Litigation

On Wednesday September, 20th 2017, attorneys from Brooks Kushman P.C. gave an informational brief to MSU College of Law on several recent intellectual property case holdings. Most notable was the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) finding on a venue case, TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods. Until recently, the Eastern District of Texas has been […]

Canons for Intellectual Property Claim Construction

Do extrinsic sources, such as dictionaries, treatises, and encyclopedias, offer utility in patent claim construction? I Courts generally assume that the words of a statute mean what an “ordinary” or “reasonable” person would understand them to mean. Dictionaries, treatises, and encyclopedias provide a common interpretation for society and are critical in deciding patent lawsuits. In […]