Ready For Your Next Trade Show? The TRO Trend Continues.

By: Tammy Dunn and Jeffery Langer


Earlier this year Osha Liang partners Tammy Dunn and Jeffery Langer, Ph.D. wrote a Law360 Expert Analysis article (March 2016) noting an apparent developing trend in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada: granting temporary restraining orders against non-U.S. companies accused of patent infringement on the eve or at the beginning of trade shows where they planned to exhibit.  On at least four occasions in the past year in Las Vegas, orders have issued mandating U.S. Marshals or other federal, state, or local law enforcement to storm trade shows and literally shut down company booths. These same orders required law enforcement to seize any products, laptops, mobile phones, and other electronic devices (including their passwords) that could be or contain evidence of patent infringement.

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