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Intellectual Property Attorneys Co-Author Articles Featured in IP Litigator

Practices: Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property Transactions, Patent Litigation

The July-August issue of IP Litigator magazine featured articles by Ropes & Gray attorneys about two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have important ramifications for intellectual property law.

In one of the articles, intellectual property litigation partner Leslie Spencer (Silicon Valley) and IP litigation counsel Matthew Rizzolo (Washington, D.C.) discuss the TC Heartland patent venue decision, which limits the residence of domestic corporations to the state of incorporation for patent infringement cases.

The second article—by intellectual property transaction partner Megan Baca (Silicon Valley) and IP litigation associate Henry Huang (Silicon Valley) —examines the Court’s decision in Impression Products v. Lexmark International. This ruling clarified the scope of the patent exhaustion doctrine — a decision that could have substantial effects on patent owner rights, licensing practices, and what companies and consumers may do with products they buy.

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