Patent Act liability needs more than one U.S.-made component, justices say

Feb 24, 2017 By: Patrick Hughes

One American-made component — no matter its qualitative importance — cannot qualify as a “substantial portion” of a multifaceted product produced overseas

Supreme Court might end Texas’ preferred patent venue status, attorneys say

Dec 21, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal over where Kraft Foods can sue TC Heartland for patent infringement, and some attorneys observing the case say it could result in fewer patent litigants heading to Texas.

Justices hear clashing arguments over laches defense to patent suits

Nov 10, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

Two diaper manufacturers have presented to the U.S. Supreme Court reasons for and against letting patent infringement defendants take advantage of the

‘Big Brother’ TV show defeats ‘vague’ patent infringement appeal

Oct 10, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

“Big Brother,” the TV show that calls itself a “combination of a reality series and a game show,” has convinced the top

Crocs’ officials aided firm’s monopolization of foam clog market, suit says

Aug 15, 2016 By: Elizabeth T. Brown

A competing footwear maker alleges in a suit filed in Colorado federal court that certain directors and officers of Crocs Inc. have aided the company in its effort to monopolize the market for molded clog-type footwear.

Google gets $85 million ‘push notification’ infringement verdict tossed

Apr 21, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

The top patent appeals court has vacated an $85M infringement award against Google based on technology used in more than 190 million Android mobile devices.

Money Makes The World Go ‘Round: Is Money Foiling IP Ideals?

Jun 27, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

You’ve got to hand it to Christopher Sprigman for telling it like it is. In a story in the Guardian newspaper about

Oregon Takes Action Against ‘Patent Trolls’

Feb 28, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

When I first read that Oregon passed a bill meant to make “patent trolling” illegal, I wrote it off as well-meaning but

Apple’s Big Win

Aug 26, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

The jury award late last week to Apple of more than $1 billion in damages against Samsung has far-reaching legal implications in the tech world.

Google vs. Apple, and the Power of the Court in Patent Disputes

Jul 17, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Judge Posner has reminded us that individual judges continue to wield substantial power over IP rights enforcement through their rulings in individual infringement cases.

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