Robert Shaddox

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Victims of Patent Trolls Get Re-Sharpened Weapon in their Defense

Fee-shifting in patent infringement suits has been authorized by statute since 1952, for application in “exceptional cases.” For the past nine years, that statute has not often been applied as a result of the Federal...more

7/22/2014 - Brooks Furniture Exceptional Case Fee-Shifting Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trolls Patents Popular SCOTUS

Financing with IP Collateral

In a recent guest post on the Patently-O blog by Dennis Crouch, William Mann, an assistant professor of finance at the Anderson School of Management, UCLA, notes the explosion in USPTO filings that record a creditor’s...more

6/9/2014 - Business Assets Copyright Creditors Financing Patent Portfolios Patents Popular Secured Creditors Trademarks UCC USPTO

Intellectual Capital Development for Technology Companies, Cost Effective Adjunct to IP

The term Intellectual Capital means different things to different people even in the technology space. For business planning purposes, intellectual capital should be recognized as more than patents, copyrights, and other...more

3/27/2014 - Business Development Human Resources Professionals

Pirates, or Freedom Fighters on the Electronic Frontier, Copyright Changes for the Digital Age?

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced this month that they will be engaging with stakeholders through public comments and roundtables to study a variety of policy issues highlighted in the Department of...more

8/19/2013 - Copyright Cybersecurity Cybertheft Internet IPEC Piracy Privacy Policy Theft USPTO

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