Lucas Silva

Lucas Silva

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Increased Supreme Court Focus on Patent Jurisprudence

In 2013, the Supreme Court decided three patent cases. By June of 2014, it is expected that there will have been six more decisions in patent cases. This week alone, there have been oral arguments heard or decisions released...more

5/2/2014 - Akamai Technologies Attorney's Fees Highmark v. Allcare Limelight Networks Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trolls Patents SCOTUS

An Even Faster Track in E.D. Texas: Accelerated Damages Discovery in Patent Cases

On February 25, 2014, Chief U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis of the Eastern District of Texas unveiled an optional accelerated discovery schedule for cases involving claims of patent infringement. General Order 14-3...more

3/5/2014 - Damages Expedited Discovery Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Are Patent Plaintiffs in for a Rocky 2014?

The start of a new year is a good time for reflection – an excuse to take stock of where we are, how we got here and where we’re going. So it seems appropriate to observe that 2013 was a big year for accused infringers in...more

1/7/2014 - America Invents Act Bad Faith Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patents

The Joinder Provision of the AIA is Not a Substitute for Discretion

The Federal Circuit recently confirmed that district courts must still exercise discretion in deciding motions to sever where the heightened joinder requirements of the AIA are satisfied. In In re Nintendo, Co.¸ __...more

10/24/2013 - America Invents Act Joinder Motion To Sever Patent Infringement Patent Reform Patents

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