United States federal and state laws allow foreign litigants to seek an order from a U.S. court requiring a person within the court’s jurisdiction to provide testimony or produce documents for use in a non-U.S. proceeding. These procedures can be used to obtain evidence even where the foreign tribunal has no jurisdiction over the party from whom the evidence is sought.
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Last month, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the closely followed case of Bilski v. Kappos, 08-964. The case concerns a patent application for hedging risk in commodities trading. Both the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rejected the claims.

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