Welcome to Skilled in the Art. I’m Law.com IP reporter Scott Graham. Today I’ve got a few observations from this week’s CIPSC conference at Santa Clara University. Plus, battle lines are starting to emerge at the Federal Circuit over the proper remedy for the PTAB’s Appointments Clause problem. The Supreme Court has a new trademark case on its docket. And Irell & Manella has scored a $200 million verdict in a patent infringement suit against Wells Fargo. As always you, can email me your feedback and follow me on Twitter.


Unified Patents CEO Kevin Jakel.

Runs, Hits and Patents Left on Base

Unified Patents and Santa Clara University’s High Tech Law Journal presented their annual CIPSC conference on the university campus Wednesday. IP counsel from Google, Facebook, HP, Microsoft and Twitter were among the presenters. There was surprisingly little mention of the T word. Instead, Unified CEO Kevin Jakel diplomatically framed the theme as “unsubstantiated monetization.”

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