IP Practice: Dechert

Law360, New York (January 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Difficulties in obtaining injunctive relief in federal court coupled with the increasing number of foreign companies involved in patent litigation are boosting cases at the U.S. International Trade Commission, making legal experience in that forum more important than ever, according to Martin J. Black, chairman of Dechert LLP’s intellectual property group.

In 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court made it significantly more difficult to obtain injunctions from patent lawsuits in the EBay Inc. v. MercExchange LLC case.

While district court remains the only legal avenue for patent...
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