Andrew Oliver – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Entire Class of Software Patent Claims Potentially Invalid

On Tuesday, the Federal Circuit (the United States appeals court responsible for patent law) issued an opinion that could invalidate scores of software patents. The types of patents that it affects are those directed to…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Federal Circuit Deals Significant Blow to False Patent Marking Complaints

On March 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its first decision explicitly addressing the pleading standard for false patent marking actions under 35 U.S.C. sec. 292. The Court held that the…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Avoiding and Successfully Defending a False Patent Marking Lawsuit

Consider taking steps to avoid a false patent marking action before it is filed. If you are defending a false patent marking action, steps may be taken to reduce or eliminate exposure to damages…more
| Intellectual Property, Business Torts

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