Preliminary Relief in Patent Infringement Disputes is published by the American Bar Association (ABA) and addresses the issues that are most important in seeking preliminary injunctive relief in a patent case and provides a pertinent review of how such injunction requests have been treated by the Federal Circuit and district courts since the important eBay decision.
The book begins with an overview of how preliminary relief is addressed in patent and intellectual property cases. Topics include legal and business considerations in seeking preliminary relief, the types of preliminary relief, pre- and post-filing considerations, and the likelihood of success on the merits. Other factors, such as irreparable harm, balance of hardships, and public interest, are also addressed in this introductory chapter.
The balance of the book examines the Federal Circuit Court cases and 112 selected district court cases to show how preliminary injunction requests have been treated since the Supreme Court’s 2006 eBay decision. The book identifies the judges in the Federal Circuit and district court cases. Tables identifying the Federal Circuit and the district court cases in chronological order are also provided.
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About the Author
Robert H. Resis has over 25 years of experience in successfully representing clients in a wide variety of intellectual property matters. Mr. Resis’ primary concentration is in trial and appellate work. Mr. Resis is also experienced in the procurement, counseling and licensing aspects of intellectual property rights. He has successfully prosecuted patents in a variety of arts, including the chemical, medical device, and pharmaceutical arts. He has also effectively implemented the reexamination procedures of the Patent Office to the benefit of the firm’s clients, including clients involved in litigation. Mr. Resis practices in the Chicago office of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., where he has spent his entire legal career.
Posted: August 25, 2011