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Anti-Patent Trolls

In Rare Final Written Decision for “Anti-Troll” Group, Lack of Expert Declaration Dooms Patent

Petitioner Unified Patents, LLC filed an IPR petition challenging 29 claims of US Pat. No. 8,640,183 owned by Convergent Media Solutions, LLC. Unified’s numerous inter partes review (“IPR”) petitions rarely reach a final...more

Arizona Enacts New Patent Troll Legislation

by Snell & Wilmer on

Last week, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law HB 2386, known as the “Arizona Patent Troll Prevention Act.” Modeled after similar legislation passed by other states, the Act prohibits bad faith demands of patent...more

Pigs Fly, Hell Has Frozen Over, and the New York Times Supports Small Inventor and University Patenting

Admittedly, only on its Op-Ed page. But last Saturday Joe Nocera wrote a remarkably sane and reasoned column, entitled "The Patent Troll Smokescreen," pointing out that "big companies with large lobbying budgets" are using...more

IP Newsflash - September 2015

DISTRICT COURT CASES - Minnesota Court Awards Octane Fitness $1.7 Million in Attorney Fees and Costs - In the seminal case establishing a lower standard for attorney fees in “exceptional” patent cases—Octane Fitness...more

Alabama Legislative Update - Week 4: Getting Down to Business

by Baker Donelson on

The Alabama Senate is required to vote on sunset legislation by the tenth legislative day and, under current procedures, each sunset bill has to be individually considered by the Senate. ...more

Patent Trolls, Anti-Trolls, and Antitrust Law Collide in Patent Licensing Dispute

by BakerHostetler on

We previously wrote that regulators are considering using antitrust laws to reign in perceived abuses by non-practicing entities or, more familiarly, “patent trolls” – entities that purchase the rights to patents not to...more

Porn Copyright Trolls Receive Punitive Sanctions [Video]

by Bloomberg Law on

July 16 (Bloomberg) -- Morgan Pietz, a Los Angeles copyright lawyer, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about fighting Chicago-based Prenda Law Inc. in federal court for its abusive copyright infringement litigation...more

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