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Federal Circuit muddies the water with its clarification on inducement liability *

- September 7 2012
On August 31, 2012, the Federal Circuit, sitting en banc, loosened the requirements for proving induced infringement of method claims.

Co-authors: Jennifer Gossain, Bijal V. Vakil.


US state unfair competition laws create increased exposure for misappropriated IP *

- June 8 2012
For many years, information technology companies in the United States have expressed concern regarding what they have perceived to be the prevalence of pirated software in certain countries.

Co-authors: Noah A. Brumfield, Trevor Nagel, Peter J. Carney.


In re EMC: Federal Circuit limits joinder to pre-AIA cases *

- May 8 2012
On May 4, 2012, the Federal Circuit issued a blow to all Non-Practicing Entities who had filed multi-defendant cases in an effort to avoid the joinder requirements of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”).

Co-authors: Bijal V. Vakil, Sue Xia.


Eastern District of Texas unveils model discovery order to streamline patent litigation *

- March 16 2012
One of the “greatest weakness of the US court system is its expense…and the driving factor for that expense is discovery excesses,” said the Federal Circuit Chief Judge Rader when he first introduced the Federal Circuit model discovery order (“CAFC Model Order”) in conjunction with a recent discussion to the Eastern District of Texas Bench and Bar.

Co-authors: Jason Xu.


Importers beware: rise in the number of intellectual property cases filed at the USITC *

- February 9 2012
A record high number of new intellectual property-related cases were filed at the United States International Trade Commission (“USITC”) during FY 2011.

Co-authors: Allen Wang, Bijal V. Vakil.


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