Winston & Strawn LLP

In a bombshell ruling in SnapRays v. Lighting Defense Group, case no. 2023-1184 (May 2, 2024), an appellate panel from the U.S. Federal Circuit determined that an accused infringer could haul its accuser—the patentee—into the federal district court of the infringer’s home state, despite the patentee not having initiated any contact with the accused or

On March 8, 2024, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) released statistics on applications it processed under the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-Ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Arrangement) since the Arrangement came into effect on October 1,