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Précis on the Federal Circuit’s Influence on Post-Grant Review Trial Practice

By Kenneth R Adamo and Eugene Goryunov, Kirkland & Ellis

The America Invents Act, enacted in 2011, has significantly changed the patent litigation landscape in the US. It created the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and three new principal post-grant review mechanisms: post-grant review (PGR), inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method review (CBMR) (collectively, PTAB trials). 

Drawing the Line in Contractual Claims

By Humphrey Lloyd QC and Jennifer Jones, Atkin Chambers

Contracts often limit the losses recoverable for a default, for example saying that those which are “indirect” or “consequential” are not recoverable. Where is the line to be drawn? If the contract is governed by the law of England and Wales, a court or arbitral tribunal will probably get some help from seeing what might be allowed in law in a comparable situation for damages for breach of contract.


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