A Q&A with with Goodwin Procter IP partner Eleanor Yost, a post-grant proceedings specialist.
Some Chinese entrepreneurs have registered the name "Downton" in the People?s Republic, taking advantage of the country's first-to-file trademark system.
A corporation can be liable for direct infringement if it makes, uses, sells, offers to sell or imports that which infringes a patent. But under what circumstances can a corporation (or its corporate officers) be liable for induced infringement?
A year in, there are novel ways to challenge patents.
There is a new strategy for enhancing a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Inter Partes Review petition and increasing the chances of a review being instituted: the use of recorded live technical tutorials and expert testimony.
A San Jose jury has decided that Samsung must pay Apple more than $290 million for infringing its patents for smartphones and tablets, capping off the mobile titans' closely watched rematch on damages.
Silicon Valley has invented a way to circumvent Congressional budget cuts, allowing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to establish a permanent satellite office in the heart of California's patent-rich tech industry.
Patent trolls are taking center stage in Congress this week, with new legislation in the Senate to curb abusive patent litigation and a markup Wednesday of a similar bill in the House of Representatives.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has sided with Garmin International Inc. and invalidated three challenged claims in a patent held by Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC, marking the first inter partes review decision to be issued since the new patent challenge proceeding was instituted under the America Invents Act.
The challenges posed by the theft of intellectual property are considerable, but many states and companies are taking steps to fight back by using the U.S. legal system and by implementing new practices.
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