Yesterday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) announced that he was taking his patent reform bill off the agenda. As a result, it is unlikely that Congress will pass patent reform legislation this...more
Today, the Supreme Court issued two unanimous decisions that considerably relax the standard for awarding attorney’s fees against plaintiffs who bring meritless patent suits. These decisions are timely given the ongoing...more
Patent reform legislation has garnered much national attention over the past year, as Congress has introduced numerous proposals to curb perceived litigation abuse by patent trolls. (See our previous alert here.) The House of...more
On February 25, 2014, Chief Judge Leonard Davis of the Eastern District of Texas issued General Order 14-3, which allows for a "Track B" accelerated discovery schedule in patent infringement lawsuits.
The parties must...more