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An ounce of prevention: patent claiming anti-malware software is not abstract

USA - December 3 2015 It looks like the battle between non-practicing entity Finjan and defendant Blue Coat Systems is coming to an end, at least in the Northern District…

Cam Phan

FTC-Google consent decree provides important lessons regarding standards-essential patents

USA - January 4 2013 On January 3, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) entered into a Consent Decree with Google Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Motorola…

Neel Chatterjee, Jay Jurata, David B. Smith

Bench Trial Findings Come Back to Bite Finjan

USA - April 20 2016 How does an accused infringer use a patentee’s prior $40 million infringement win against the patentee? Defendant Proofpoint bolstered its invalidity…

Libby Moulton

Congress to consider new 'patent troll' legislation

USA - March 4 2013 On February 27, Congressional Representatives Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, and Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, introduced a proposed bill intended to curb…

Siddhartha Venkatesan

The “Pot, Kettle, Black” Doctrine

USA - May 17 2016 The adage “the pot calling the kettle black”—referring to someone who is guilty of the very thing that he accuses another of—is a bit of equitable…

Randy Wu