The Supreme Court of the United States today handed down a potential landmark decision in TC Heartland v. Kraft, with major ramifications for the world of patent litigation. In its unanimous decision, the court drastically reigned in the practice of “forum shopping” in patent cases, holding that the patent venue statute, 28 U. S. C. […]
Judge Neil Gorsuch meets the U.S. Senate today in confirmation hearings for his nomination as the next Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. In considering a prospective – and likely – Justice Gorsuch, I am looking to his positions in relation to patent law, and how they may shape the Supreme Court’s […]
As a business owner, if you hope to attract Pokémon Go foot traffic, play within the rules of the game, through the game to avoid big legal headaches.
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the court responsible for hearing all patent appeals from all 94 federal district courts heard oral arguments in Kraft v. TC Heartland, a patent suit between two operating companies, which could affect all future patent litigation.
Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, Jr., a founding member and shareholder of the Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, PC, has again been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Pennsylvania’s Best Lawyers, an annual publication by Best Lawyers©. Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition based entirely on a peer-review process recognizing the top attorneys in the […]
Douglas J. Smillie and Maraleen D. Shields secured another win for the City of Allentown. Nearly three years after an eminent domain action was filed, the Commonwealth Court agreed with the original arguments the duo advanced on behalf of the City and dismissed the appeal by Somera Road – 835 West Hamilton Street, LLC. The Court […]
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. is pleased to announce that Peter E. Iorio has been named a Shareholder of the Firm. Mr. Iorio is a member of the Firm’s Estate Planning & Administration group. His practice focuses on estate planning, administration of estates and trusts, taxation, beneficiary representation and business succession planning. Mr. Iorio has extensive experience […]