Thursday, August 23, 2012

CAFC decides jurisdictional issue in Gemstar case

The bottom line:

The district court erred in finding original patent jurisdiction over Gemstar’s contract claims but did not err in declining to exercise supplemental jurisdiction. As such, this court reverses the finding of jurisdiction and vacates the district court’s decision on the merits of Gem-star’s contract claims. This court affirms the district court’s dismissal of Gemstar’s declaratory judgment claim because any error in its decision is rendered harmless by Gemstar’s participation in the Texas litigation.

link for PERSONALIZED MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS v. Gemstar (and others)


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