On Feb. 23, the Northern District of Ohio and specifically U.S. District Judge Dan Polster issued an important opinion Ã¯Â¿Â½ in Unique Products Solutions Ltd v. Hy-Grade Valve Inc. - granting a motion to dismiss the false marking case on the grounds that the qui tam provision is unconstitutional.
A recent Federal Circuit ruling, In re Microsoft Corp., No. 944 (Fed. Cir Nov. 8, 2010), has significant implications for businesses contemplating establishing local ties to support favorable litigation jurisdiction.
While many districts have and continue to grant stays in patent litigation pending reexamination, several recent rulings from the Eastern District of Texas have held the opposite, with potentially significant implications for the litigation itself.