The high stakes that companies faced, and the constant barrage of suits, kept law firms' patent practices busy, according to results from our "2013 Patent Litigation Survey," which ranks law firms according to how many federal district court patent suits they handled in 2012.
Less than one week after Quest Diagnostics Inc. moved to preempt charges that it is infringing patents held by Myriad Genetics Inc., the company has begun selling a test for two cancer-detecting genes.
Lawsuits from non-practicing entities are an increasing expense for companies. Most of them settle, but the cost-benefit analysis of early settlement is complicated.
Employing one of the new provisions of the America Invents Act, the Electronic Frontier Foundation challenged the so-called "podcasting patent" that one company has asserted against podcasters in order to obtain licensing fees.
When a luxury bottled water company marketed a new product as "the Champagne of water," French Champagne makers united to protect their trademarked brand.
Inter Partes Review is emerging as an attractive alternative for invalidating United States patents because it is seen to offer cost and strategic advantages when compared to district court litigation.
As the U.S. government shutdown enters its third week, the world of intellectual property continues to be crippled with delays and standstills—both in the U.S. and overseas.
New procedures for challenging patents that were instituted a little over a year ago under the America Invents Act are creating a shift in the way companies and their attorneys treat intellectual property.
Former members of the 1970s hardcore punk band Black Flag, who faced shutting down their reunion tour after a founding member sued over trademark infringement, can play on.
The Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Diane Wood, recently delivered a speech provocatively titled "Is It Time to Abolish the Federal Circuit's Exclusive Jurisdiction in Patent Cases?" While it is trendy to criticize the patent system, Judge Wood's prominence and her colorful critique have raised eyebrows.
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