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The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a district court’s ruling that dealership agreements were sufficient to establish jurisdiction over car manufacturers in a patent dispute. In re Volkswagen Grp. of Am., Inc., --- F.4th ---, 2022 WL 697526 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 9, 2022).
Patent litigation remains a topic of discussion in franchise circles, as more and more franchisors have been named as defendants in large cases involving some element of their franchise system technology. This week the United States Supreme Court issued two unanimous decisions likely to benefit franchisors facing patent infringement allegations. In Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., No. 13-369 (U.S. June 2, 2014), and Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., No. 12-786 (U.S. June 2, 2014), the Supreme Court clarified the enforceability of certain ...
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