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  • Asserting Foreign Patent Claims in U.S. Federal Courts: Whats Left After Voda v. Cordis?

    Patent law is inherently territorial; a patent covers infringing activity only within the borders of the nation in which it is granted. However, this makes enforcing patent rights worldwide a daunting challenge. Rather than recklessly extending the extraterritorial reach of U.S. patent law, a better alternative would be to assert claims for infringement of multiple foreign patents in a single, U.S. forum.