In Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic Inc., No. 20-440, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to address the question “whether a defendant in a patent infringement action who assigned the patent, or is in privity with an assignor of the patent, may have a defense of invalidity heard on the merits.” As part of the 2021 Annual Patent Litigation Series for the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association, in a webinar on whether assignor estoppel has outlived its usefulness, Rob Isackson will present the facts and issues in the case, including the arguments made by the parties and various amici and the competing policies underlying the establishment of assignor estoppel and challenging the presumptive validity of patents. He also will explore the potential impact of this case on employee mobility and the value of patents in transactions. The webinar will be held on June 16, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. To sign up, see link.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.