David Prange

David Prange

Robins Kaplan LLP

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Compiling Successful IP Solutions for Software Developers [Video]

Patent eligibility for software has been in a state of flux ever since the 2014 Supreme Court ruling in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International. Attorneys Seth Northrop and David Prange discuss the two-step framework for...more

5/11/2015 - Claim Construction Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Popular Section 101 Software Young Lawyers

Protecting IP Through Employment Law [Video]

Oftentimes, a patent case will not be decided by patent law, but by employment law. If an invention was developed by an employee or a third-party contractor without the proper agreements in place, the company may find itself...more

5/5/2015 - Best Practices Corporate Counsel Employment Contract Employment Policies Inventors IP Assignment Agreements Patents Popular Third-Party Relationships Trade Secrets Young Lawyers

Drafting a Better Nondisclosure Agreement to Keep the Secrets Secret

Recent changes in patent law that make business method and software patents more difficult to obtain and assert suggest diversifying intellectual property protection strategies that rely on these types of patents. If the...more

3/17/2015 - Corporate Counsel

IP|Trend: New Era in Protection of Software by Intellectual Property Law? [Video]

It’s been a rough couple of years for software developers seeking patent protection for their software. Decisions by the Supreme Court have limited the amount of patent protection that developers can obtain. Attorneys Seth...more

11/14/2014 - CLS Bank v Alice Corp Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Popular SCOTUS Software Software Developers

IP|Trend: Discovering Source Code [Video]

Source code is increasingly becoming prevalent in litigation. Patent cases, copyright, trade secret, and even mass tort cases can turn on the content and function of source code. Attorneys Seth Northrop and David Prange...more

10/30/2014 - Confidentiality Copyright Discovery Mass Tort Litigation Patents Source Code Trade Secrets

Surviving Inter Partes Review: Good Experts Are Key

Inter partes review and covered business method review (collectively IPR) proceedings have now settled in as a new strategic tool for invalidating asserted patents. The early cases that have worked through to a final written...more

10/24/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Is the PTAB a Death Sentence for Patent Rights?

In September 2012, inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method (CBM) patent review procedures launched at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Proponents of these processes believed that a PTO-affiliated forum...more

6/23/2014 - Expert Testimony Inter Partes Review Proceedings Obviousness Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Popular

Three Reasons PTAB Litigation Costs More Than We Thought

The America Invents Act (AIA) has been in effect from more than a year and half. Now, many have begun to ask if the patent office trials the AIA created are living up to their promise of lowering patent litigation costs and...more

5/8/2014 - America Invents Act Inter Partes Review Proceedings Litigation Strategies Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Stays USPTO

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