Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights:
- an article discussing a recent order from the Federal Circuit denying a petition for a writ of mandamus seeking to direct a district court to dismiss a patent infringement suit for improper venue; and
- an article analyzing a recent Federal Circuit decision invalidating a patent covering an antenna system for a wireless network, “putting a multimillion-dollar jury award in question.”
Eileen McDermott authored an article for IP Watchdog discussing a recent order from the Federal Circuit “denying Charter Communications Inc.’s petition for a writ of mandamus seeking to direct the district court to dismiss Entropic Communications’ patent infringement suit against it for improper venue.” According to McDermott, the petition follows a district court’s rejection of Charter’s argument “that its business was not being carried out from the in-district locations.” The Federal Circuit, explained McDermott, “was unpersuaded” that Charter demonstrated “a need for the ‘extraordinary remedy’ of mandamus.”
Michael Shapiro wrote an article for Bloomberg Law analyzing a recent Federal Circuit opinion “invalidating a Dali Wireless Inc. patent covering an antenna system for a wireless network, putting a multimillion-dollar jury award in question.” According to Shapiro, the Federal Circuit found that an “administrative tribunal had substantial evidence to support its decision invalidating the [relevant] patent . . . , casting doubt on the district court’s award.” Shapiro highlighted that, prior to the tribunal’s finding, a “jury awarded Dali $2.4 million” for infringement of the patent in question.