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Patent litigation alert: in re Link_A_Media Devices Corp

USA - December 6 2011 On December 2, 2011, the Federal Circuit in In re Link_A_Media Devices made a significant ruling affecting the District of Delaware’s hold on suits filed against Delaware corporations that operate outside of the District....

Darren E. Donnelly, Michael C. Saunders.


The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a clear and convincing evidentiary standard for patent invalidity under 35 U.S.C. 282

USA - June 10 2011 On Thursday June 9, 2011, the Supreme Court, by an 8-0 decision, held that a party challenging validity of a patent must prove invalidity by clear and convincing evidence rather than by a preponderance of evidence under 35 U.S.C. 282....

Samar K. Shah, David D. Schumann.


What kind of bag holds a $19B cat? Uniloc v. Microsoft: Federal Circuit rules on reasonable royalty damages issues

USA - January 6 2011 On January 4, 2011 the Federal Circuit in Uniloc USA, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp. made two significant rulings on recurring issues in the area of patent damages....

Heather N. Mewes, Todd R Gregorian.


The Federal Circuit issues writ of mandamus to transfer patent suit from the Eastern District of Texas

USA - November 11 2010 The Federal Circuit has taken away another tool used by patent plaintiffs to keep lawsuits in the Eastern District of Texas in spite of motions to transfer by defendants....

Michael J. Sacksteder, Guinevere Jobson.


The Federal Circuit rejects attempt to narrow standing requirements for false patent marking claims under 35 U.S.C. 292

USA - September 1 2010 Yesterday, the Federal Circuit rejected a procedural attempt to stem the recent flood of "false patent marking" lawsuits....

Michael J. Sacksteder, Guinevere Jobson.