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It’s common for parties to a Supreme Court decision to debate who really won and who really lost. Maybe the short-term consequences are bad for one industry, but the long-term consequences are good. In the case of KSR v. Teleflex, the effects of the Court’s ruling on obviousness will ripple through the patent community for years to come. Robert Sterne and Kenneth Bass III have thought quite a bit about those effects because they served as co-counsel for Teleflex in the Supreme Court dispute. In “ Obviously Wise?“, they come up with a dozen each of winners and losers post- KSR. One of India’s great success stories is its movie industry. And yet the numbers for Bollywood tell a bittersweet tale: great popularity at home, enormous growth potential abroad, and substantial money draining off into the pockets of the copyright pirates. What’s a filmmaker to do? In “ A Picture Is Worth . . .“, Bertrand Moullier and Michael Ryan say that Bollywood is looking for answers in one of India’s other success stories: its thriving community of information technology experts. Closer to home, the patent bar breathlessly awaits word from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on the tricky business of willfulness, again. Accused patent infringers often use opinions of counsel to show that they didn’t intend to infringe. Three years ago, the Federal Circuit said that jurors can’t draw an adverse inference when a defendant chooses not to reveal that opinion of counsel. (Score one for the accused infringers.) Last year, the court said accused infringers may not waive the privilege just for favorable opinions. (Score one of the patentees.) And now the court is mulling whether accused infringers should be allowed to selectively waive the privilege for communications about willfulness from opinion counsel but not from trial counsel. (Score one for . . . ?) In “ Close the Seagate,” Timothy Teter weighs in with his own advice for the court. — Elizabeth Engdahl Managing Editor

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