David Axtell

David Axtell

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Supreme Court Unties The Hands Of Courts To Award Attorney's Fees In Patent Cases

On April 29, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two unanimous opinions that softened the Federal Circuit’s high standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in patent cases. See Octane Fitness, LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc.,...more

4/30/2014 - Attorney's Fees Brooks Furniture Highmark v. Allcare Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

Intellectual Property Alert: Massive Increase In "Patent Trolls" Elicits Legislative Recommendations And Executive Actions

The Leonard, Street and Deinard patent litigation team helps clients on a daily basis to defend against and resolve threats of patent infringement by Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs, often referred to as "patent trolls")....more

6/10/2013 - Infringement Non-Practicing Entities Patent Assertion Entities Patent Reform Patent Trolls Patents Proposed Legislation

Intellectual Property Litigation Alert: Post-Grant Review And Inter-Partes Review Are New Alternatives To Federal Litigation

In September 2011, the America Invents Act (AIA) reformed the United States patent statutes. One of the most significant reforms is the change from a "first-to-invent" system to a "first-inventor-to-file" system for new...more

3/15/2013 - America Invents Act First-to-File First-to-Invent Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Reform Patents Post-Grant Review

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