Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial Dist. Ct. 141 S.Ct. 1017 (2021)

For our discussion, we will analyze how the Supreme Court expanded personal jurisdiction over out-of-state defendants. The majority held that a Court’s specific jurisdiction standard includes suits that sufficiently “relate to” a defendant’s forum contacts, even in the absence of a “causal link” — distinguishing Bristol-Myers . Specifically, we will discuss how this will effect IP litigation moving forward.  The subject matter of this case is personal injury, but the Decision discusses “injuries” in a general sense.

All are welcome to attend the SoCal IP Institute program at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time on June 21, 2021 where we will discuss the above. To join the discussion, please RSVP via email to elisham @ (remove the spaces, which have been inserted to thwart spammers) by noon the day of the program to obtain a video conference link. This activity has been approved for one hour of CLE credit.