Claim construction law and the future of biotech patent litigation.
3-D printing technology, which makes it possible to create an item by simply downloading a design file and printing it out as a plastic object, is likely to trigger legal conflicts surrounding copyrights, trademarks, and patents.
Companies are increasingly using computer forensics to investigate the who, what, when, where, and why of data theft by departing employees.
It remains to be seen how far a recent Georgia Supreme Court decision will go in limiting the ability of companies to stop their employees from jumping ship to competitors.
A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court that is often skeptical of patents embraced a key seed patent on Monday in the case of a Monsanto Co. soybean variety that was being replicated by savvy farmers.
Recent changes to the America Invents Act have created an opportunity for businesses to develop new patenting strategies that promote and enhance the value patents provide to the company. One area of value generation comes from extending the enforceable lifespan of a patent.
Patent pools—bundles of patents intended to facilitate cross-licensing and steer technology into the marketplace—have been touted as a way to cut litigation and transaction costs for businesses. A study released by a former Federal Trade Commission official challenges that assumption.
A federal judge, describing a massive fraud involving the enforcement of copyrights to pornography, has referred four lawyers to licensing authorities for possible misconduct and to federal prosecutors for possible RICO charges.
Robert Berman makes no bones about it: the company he runs, CopyTele Inc., is a patent monetization and patent assertion entity. In colloquial parlance, that means it's a "patent troll." And Berman is not apologetic about it.
These 20 law firms' cases often have billions at stake, and patents involving impressive advancements in science and technology, including groundbreaking pharmaceuticals; the contents of the food we put on our tables; and the ways we communicate with each other.
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