New Bill Aims To Curtail Forum Shopping In Patent Cases

Law360, New York (June 30, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Introduction

Congress formed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 1982 to promote uniformity and stability in the interpretation of patent law, to resolve the problems produced by the differing views of the regional circuit courts on the value of patents, and to eliminate the resultant forum shopping.  See H.R. REP. No. 97-312 (1981).  See, e.g., Chemical Eng’g Corp. v. Marlo, Inc., 754 F.2d 331, 332 (Fed. Cir. 1984).  Based on those purposes one might assume that all cases substantively involving a patent...
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