On Monday, June 25, the Supreme Court granted review in three cases involving Williams & Connolly clients. In Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva Pharmaceuticals, the Court will consider whether an inventor’s sale of an invention to a third party that is obligated to keep the invention confidential qualifies as prior art under the patent laws. In Henry Schein v. Archer & White, the Court will address whether the Federal Arbitration Act permits a court to decline to enforce an agreement delegating questions of arbitrability to an arbitrator. And in Republic of Sudan v. Harrison, the Court will decide whether the victims of the U.S.S. Cole bombing properly served the foreign minister of the Republic of Sudan in their lawsuit seeking to hold Sudan responsible as a state sponsor of terrorism. Williams & Connolly’s clients sought review in Helsinn Healthcare and Henry Schein and agreed that review should be granted in Harrison.
Williams & Connolly partner Kannon Shanmugam represents the parties in all three cases. The cases will be set for oral argument in the fall.
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