Intellectual Property

News and expert analysis on IP developments from the courts to the USPTO.

  • Law.com

    Skilled in the Art With Scott Graham: Six Takeaways From Judge Connolly's Amicus-Like Filing on Patent Ownership Transparency + Who's Arguing a $5.9 Million Fee Award?

    By Scott Graham | December 2, 2022

    The judge fired a massive salvo in his campaign to pull back the curtain on litigation funding generally and on patent monetization company IP Edge in particular.

    12 minute read

  • National Law Journal

    Tech Companies, US Chamber Defend Delaware Effort to Lift Veil on Litigation Funding

    By Scott Graham | December 1, 2022

    Delaware U.S. District Chief Judge Colm Connolly is getting plenty of support in his aggressive bid to enforce compliance with ownership and funding disclosure orders. Connolly is speaking up for himself too.

    4 minute read

  • The Recorder

    Perkins Coie Takes 4-Lawyer IP Litigation Team From Morrison & Foerster

    By Jessie Yount | December 1, 2022

    The team, which has advised big-name clients such as Amazon and Spotify, boosts Perkins Coie's bench strength for International Trade Commission-related representations in the tech sector.

    2 minute read

  • Corporate Counsel

    US Companies Doing Business in Europe: Are You Ready for the New Patent System?

    By Marianne Schaffner and Thierry Lautier | December 1, 2022

    In Europe, the patent system is changing and will offer to companies a new patent protection and a new patent court. It should start in April 2023, with a sunrise period starting in January 2023.

    9 minute read

  • Law.com

    Criminal Considerations and Federal Authorities In Trade Secrets Disputes, Part 2

    By Jeffrey A. Pade and Anand B. Patel | November 30, 2022

    Part Two of a Three-Part Series Part One of this article discussed the passing of the Economic Espionage Act to combat the growing concerns surrounding trade secret theft and the criminal components of trade secret theft. Part Two covers considerations in favor of approaching federal authorities on trade secrets theft.

    17 minute read

  • Texas Lawyer

    Top Women in IP: Jennifer Truelove

    By Everett Catts | November 30, 2022

    "Professionally, our recent courtroom wins our client PanOptis and numerous other client wins outside the courtroom certainly are at the top of the list," Jennifer Truelove said when asked about her proudest recent achievements. "Our firm has a unique culture that fosters collaborative teamwork that results in tremendous success for our clients."

    3 minute read

  • Texas Lawyer

    Top Women in IP: Janice Ta

    By Everett Catts | November 30, 2022

    "When I joined Perkins Coie in 2020, my employment contract said I would not be considered for the partnership until at least 2023," Janice Ta said. "But less than a year after I lateralled, I proudly breached that contract to make partner earlier than my expected date. The firm recognized my achievements and my hard work."

    3 minute read

  • Texas Lawyer

    Top Women in IP: Jeannie Heffernan

    By Everett Catts | November 30, 2022

    "Launching the IP litigation practice in Texas and helping to establish the Austin office" was one of my proudest recent achievements, Jeannie Heffernan said. "After spending so many years practicing in Texas courts with Texas counsel and for Texas clients, I feel like I have finally come home."

    2 minute read

  • Texas Lawyer

    Top Women in IP: Katherine Franco

    By Everett Catts | November 30, 2022

    "As a Latina patent attorney, I am a frequent speaker on diversity in inventorship. The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently revealed that a mere 12 percent of inventors listed on patent applications are women," Katherine Franco said.

    3 minute read

  • Texas Lawyer

    Top Women in IP: Andrea Fair

    By Everett Catts | November 30, 2022

    "Remember everyone is human, including yourself. We are often our own worst critics, and very few mistakes are outcome determinative. Instead of getting bogged down, learn from it, put it behind you, and continue to strive for excellence," Andrea Fair said.

    2 minute read

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