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“Clarifying the Jury’s Role in Intellectual Property Cases,” Los Angeles Daily Journal

In this article, Jenner & Block Partner Andrew J. “A.J.” Thomas explores the implications of the US Supreme Court’s first trademark decision in a decade.  Mr. Thomas explains that Hana Financial Inc. v. Hana Bank addressed whether trademark law’s “tacking” doctrine presents a jury question or a pure question of law for the court.  While the decision broke no new ground in trademark law, “it does provide a timely reminder of the importance of jury determinations in intellectual property litigation.”  The article appeared in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal as the latest installment of Mr. Thomas’ “Content Matters” column.