Patent Law

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS to review standard for software patents

Opening Statements

Hearsay: December 2013

Patent Law

Apple awarded $290M in Samsung infringement-damages retrial; a ‘speed bump’ on the way to appeal?

Patent Law

Apple lawyer was ‘appealing to race’ in TV recollections, Samsung says in failed bid for mistrial

Patent Law

Judge mulls possible sanctions for Samsung and counsel over Apple info disclosure

Law Firms

Shook Hardy to open Seattle office with former Microsoft chief patent counsel

Patent Law

What the Dixie Chicks and Robin Thicke know about fixing the patent system

U.S. Supreme Court

Can patent trolling be thwarted by award of attorney fees? SCOTUS accepts two cases on fee issue

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge OKs injunction against AG who nixed law firm’s ‘patent troll’ work

Trials & Litigation

Federal judges increasingly tap special masters to handle pretrial morass in complex cases

Legal Rebels Profile

How patent lawyer Raj Abhyanker developed a $8.5M book of business with Trademarkia

Intellectual Property Law

What will 3-D printing do to IP Law? Manufacturing? Product liability?

Trials & Litigation

Big-bucks defendant responds to ‘patent troll’ claim with civil RICO suit

Patent Law

Nebraska AG goes after alleged patent trolls

Patent Law

Clips for popular rubber-band bracelets at center of patent fight

Law Firms

Patent leader leaps from Dorsey & Whitney to Brownstein Hyatt

Opening Statements

The PTO offers a clinic to help law students obtain marketable skills

Law Schools

Qualcomm grants $2M to Northwestern’s law school to investigate patents’ role in innovation

Opening Statements

An ode to the Spanx design patent duel

Practice Niche

IP firm holds the lead in the flourishing field of design patent litigation