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News Posted on March 17, 2017

Professor Lee Comments on Patent Case for the Northern California Record

Professor Peter Lee recently commented on the Federal Circuit’s decision in Xilinx, Inc. v. Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG for the Northern California Record. In the case, the Federal Circuit reversed the Northern District of California, which had ruled that the court lacked personal jurisdiction to hear the case. The Federal Circuit ruled that Pabst, a German-based patent licensing firm, had satisfied minimum contacts with the district and that it would be reasonable to recognize jurisdiction.

Professor Lee predicted that “[m]ore courts may have jurisdiction to heart declaratory judgment actions given the Federal Circuit’s relatively broad interpretation of jurisdiction.”

Professor Lee's scholarly work addresses the intersection of science and society, particularly exploring the patent system's impact on scientific and technological progress.