Patent Law

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


Traveling to China? Don’t take a laptop computer, universities warn academics

The National Pulse

‘Patent privateers’ do legal legwork for big-time tech companies


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office adopts ethics guidelines that closely follow the ABA Model Rules

Intellectual Property

FTC may probe patent trolls

Patent Law

Pay-for-delay drug settlements may violate antitrust laws, SCOTUS says in AndroGel case

U.S. Supreme Court

Isolated human genes can’t be patented, SCOTUS rules

Trials & Litigation

Was Apple betrayed by a lawyer at its own firm?