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How the Elimination of Form 18 Has Impacted Direct Patent Infringement

USA - August 19 2016 On December 1, 2015, the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure went into effect. Among the changes, the amended Rules abrogated Rule 84 and its…

Patrick Colsher, Mark Hannemann, Eric Lucas, Thomas R. Makin, Joseph Purcell

Awarding Attorneys’ Fees in Copyright Cases

USA - May 13 2016 Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.—currently before the Supreme Court to determine the appropriate standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in…

Patrick Colsher, Mark Hannemann, Eric Lucas, Thomas R. Makin, Joseph Purcell

Updated Predictions on Patent Policy under the Trump Administration

USA - March 10 2017 Earlier this year, the Shearman patent litigation team published an article predicting patent policy under the Trump Administration. To briefly recap…

Patrick Colsher, Mark Hannemann, Eric Lucas, Thomas R. Makin, Joseph Purcell

Connected Cars and Self-Driving Cars: Not on Auto Pilot in Terms of Legal Risks

USA - July 11 2016 The next car you buy may not need you in the driver's seat. While the self-driving car may be rolling up to your driveway soon, there are still many…

Marc Elzweig, Richard C. Hsu, Lisa L. Jacobs, Jeewon Kim Serrato

Predicting Patent Policy Under the Trump Administration

USA - January 23 2017 The America Invents Act (“AIA”), signed into law by President Obama on September 16, 2011, was the biggest legislative overhaul to the United States…

Patrick Colsher, Mark Hannemann, Eric Lucas, Thomas R. Makin, Joseph Purcell