Patent Law

Civil Procedure

Oops! Mislabeled docket notices don’t excuse blown deadline in $40M appeal, appeals court says

Business of Law

Law school clinics join to help battle patent trolls

Supreme Court Report

Business-method and software patents may go through the looking glass after Alice decision

U.S. Supreme Court

‘Clear error’ standard of review in factual disputes applies in patent claims, SCOTUS says

Patent Law

SCOTUS accepts Spider-Man patent royalty case; petitioners want court to overrule 1964 precedent

Legal Technology

Lawyer’s tech tools track litigation, predict chances of success before patent board

Appellate Practice

BigLaw patent lawyer faces possible sanction over petition filed with US Supreme Court

Trials & Litigation

Former in-house patent lawyer admits $5M billing scheme, will reimburse Hunter Douglas

Consumer Law

Threatened patent suits amounted to deceptive tactics, FTC alleges; law firm and client settle

Legal Ethics

Federal appeals court blasts attorney for forwarding chief judge’s congratulatory email

Opening Statements

Patent Peace: The PTO creates a new office to harmonize the global patent system

Trials & Litigation

Patent lawyer faces $5.9M malpractice suit over wrong bra-insert dimensions

Patent Law

Government paralegals making up to $80K had little work to do, report says

Supreme Court Report

Federal Circuit gets reined in over patent fees in infringement suits

Trials & Litigation

Samsung and Quinn Emanuel must pay $2M for revealing ‘attorneys’ eyes only’ info, judge rules

U.S. Supreme Court

Computer software based on an abstract idea isn’t eligible for a patent, SCOTUS rules


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U.S. Supreme Court

No liability for induced infringement when company and customer split patented steps, SCOTUS says


Federal Circuit’s chief judge resigns leadership post after email controversy

National Pulse

Patent trolls are getting First Amendment protection for their demand letters