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Allyson Mackavage

is an Associate at Baker Botts. Her ractice includes a range of intellectual property matters, including patent prosecution, counseling, freedom to operate assessment, and worldwide patent portfolio management. Her experience spans diverse fields, including chemistry, biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and consumer products and packaging.

Recent Articles by Allyson Mackavage

Supreme Court to Weigh In on Extraterritorial Scope of Patent Law and Laches

On the heels of a busy term last year, the stage is set for the Supreme Court to review two more important issues regarding utility patents during the October term. The first issue involves one aspect of the Federal Circuit’s decision in Promega Corp. v. Life Technologies Corp., 773 F.3d 1338 (Fed. Cir. 2014) — i.e., whether a party who supplies a single, commodity component of a multi-component invention from the United States can be liable for infringement. The second issue arises from SCA Hygiene Prods. Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Prods., LLC, 807 F.3d 1311 (Fed. Cir. 2015) (en banc), to determine whether laches remains a viable defense to patent infringement with respect to pre-litigation damages in certain circumstances.