From SCOTUSblog:

Yesterday’s second argument was in WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., in which the justices considered whether damages for infringement of a domestic patent overseas include lost profits for overseas contracts the patentholder would have obtained if the infringement had not occurred. Ronald Mann analyzes the argument for this blog. In an op-ed for The Hill, Charles Duan argues that “allowing for worldwide damages would make it more risky, from a patent liability standpoint, to do research and development in the United States, thus pushing research into foreign nations.”

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