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No One Told John Oliver About the America Invents Act: Last Week Tonight Stuck in 2012

The heady days of 2012 saw “Gangnam Style” dominate the U.S. music charts, Patricia Krentcil rocket to fame as the “New Jersey Tanning Mom,” and the New York Giants win the Super Bowl. That year also is the source of nearly...more

5/6/2015 - America Invents Act Attorney's Fees CLS Bank v Alice Corp Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trolls Patents SCOTUS Software Software Developers Young Lawyers

‘Last Week Tonight’ Host John Oliver Ignores the Last Three Years of Patent Reform

Have you seen John Oliver’s piece about abuses in the patent system? If not, take a look here. The ‘Last Week Tonight’ host has quite a bit of fun at the expense of the patent system. He tossed out three primary...more

5/1/2015

House Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Innovation Act, Fee-Shifting

Tuesday, April 14, the House Judiciary Committee convened to discuss H.R. 9, the “Innovation Act,” which was introduced in February 2015 by the Committee’s Chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA). The hearing came a day after the...more

4/16/2015 - Attorney's Fees Congressional Investigations & Hearings Fee-Shifting Statutes Innovation Act Octane Fitness v. ICON Patents

A “Solution” in Search of a Problem? The Innovation Act of 2015 and Trends in Fee-shifting in Patent Litigation

On February 5, 2015, Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced H.R. 9, entitled the “Innovation Act.” Among other things, the bill would direct courts to award attorneys’ fees and litigation-related expenses to prevailing...more

3/16/2015 - Attorney's Fees Fee-Shifting Innovation Act Intellectual Property Litigation Litigation Fees & Costs Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Popular Prevailing Party Proposed Legislation

IEEE Clarifies RAND Commitment for Standard-Essential Patents

On February 8, 2015, the Board of Governors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (“IEEE”) approved changes to the IEEE Patent Policy that provide additional specificity as to the nature of the obligation...more

2/19/2015 - DOJ IEEE Patents RAND Standards-Essential Patents USPTO

Fed. Circuit: No “Bright Line Rules” For Determining RAND Royalties; Rejects District Court Method of Computing RAND Royalty Rates

Courts in the last two years have grappled with what methodology to apply to determine a reasonable royalty rate for infringed patents subject to “Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory,” or “RAND,” encumbrances. On December 4,...more

12/10/2014 - Appeals Ericsson Patent Infringement Patents RAND Royalties Utilization Calculations

International Trade Commission Takes Steps to Promote Early Adjudication of Dispositive Issues

On June 24, 2013, the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) announced a pilot program for early adjudication of potentially-dispositive issues in investigations. The pilot program is part of ongoing efforts by the ITC to...more

7/5/2013 - Adjudicatory Process Copyright Investigations ITC Judges Section 337

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