Supreme Court Report

IP Litigator

Douglas R. Nemec

Intellectual property litigation partner Douglas Nemec and associate Avanthi Cole review the U.S. Supreme Court's June 2021 decision in Minerva Surgical v. Hologic, which casts doubt on the viability of assignor estoppel where a blanket assignment of future inventions has been granted, especially when there is a change in law after the sale or a material expansion in the scope of the patent claims.