Jennifer L. Swize

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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  • Issues and Appeals
  • Intellectual Property
  • Federal Circuit and IP Appeals
  • Patent Litigation
University University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1993
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia, J.D., 2002
Admitted2002, Maryland; 2005, District of Columbia
BornSan Antonio, Texas

Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. Law Clerk to Judge Paul V. Niemeyer, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2002-2003 and Judge José A. Cabranes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2003-2004.


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Patent Litigants Feeling Effects of Teva in Claim Construction Decisions on Appeal
Gregory A. Castanias,Anthony M. Insogna,Sasha Mayergoyz,Jennifer L. Swize, July 15, 2015
In January 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., holding that underlying factual disputes related to a district court's claim construction should be reviewed for clear error instead of de novo, as the Federal Circuit had long held....

Divided Federal Circuit Panel Stands by the Single Entity Rule for Direct Patent Infringement
Gregory A. Castanias,Matthew J. Silveira,Jennifer L. Swize, May 26, 2015
On May 13, 2015, in Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., a divided Federal Circuit panel again concluded that direct infringement liability of a method claim exists only "when all of the steps of the claim are performed by or attributed to a single entity."

Claim Construction, Findings of Fact, and Indefiniteness in the Wake of Teva v. Sandoz
Gregory A. Castanias,Calvin P. Griffith,Tharan Gregory Lanier,Matthew J. Silveira,Jennifer L. Swize, May 14, 2015
In its January 2015 decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., the United States Supreme Court held, contrary to the Federal Circuit's longstanding practice, that a district court's claim constructions are to be reviewed on appeal under the two-part test set forth in Federal Rule...

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Jennifer L. Swize

51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001-2113


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