Patent Litigation Tips

Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), along with Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), have unveiled a bipartisan and bicameral framework on Section 101 patent reform. The framework, released last week, is short – only one page – but the intent is clear: temper the Section 101-based rejections

New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure set to take effect December 1, 2015, will have significant impact on patent litigation across the country. In fact, these changes are substantial enough that they may cause courts to rethink and revise local patent rules to accommodate the changes. It is important, therefore, to understand the rule changes.

Reactions to the Supreme Court’s CLS Bank v. Alice decision were mixed on both sides of the debate.  Everyone seemed to agree that software patents were not dead, but whether the decision would change the software patent landscape was unclear.  Just three months later, however, there is good news for retailers.  Both the Federal Circuit

The following is a post by my colleague Anthony J. Fuga.  Anthony and I regularly work together defending retailers against patent trolls.

MarketWatch’s recent blog post titled “Why retailers became a top target of patent trolls” contained a good, albeit short, rundown of some of the difficulties retailers are facing.  Unfortunately, much of the

The following is a blog post by Varun Shah, Aruba Network’s Director, Intellectual Property — full disclosure, I previously represented Aruba.  Shah has an interesting alternative patent reform proposal that seeks to target the patent troll problem.  It is interesting for retailers because it is under-inclusive.  On the one hand, that is less

Ann Armstrong (Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Intel Corp.), and Joseph J. Mueller and Timothy D. Syrett (WilmerHale) recently released a working version of their article, The Smartphone Royalty Stack:  Surveying Royalty Demands for the components Within Modern SmartphonesThe article is not perfectly applicable to retailers because it is focused upon