This summer, Melissa Baily convinced a judge to toss a patent case filed against her client Flagstar Bancorp. It was the first victory as lead counsel in a patent case for Baily, an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, but there's more to the story. While the summary judgment ruling she obtained was a blow to Eon-Net, a notorious patent-holding company, the ruling also puts so-called patent trolls on notice: Sending out generic infringement letters may be a tactic on its way out.
Patent Trolls Put on Notice Over Generic Infringement Letters
IP Law & Business
December 14, 2006