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State Universities Gain Immunity from IPRs

USA - February 16 2017 Today, many universities own extensive patent portfolios that are managed by sophisticated tech transfer offices. Universities obtain these patents…

William Hubbard, Christopher Humphrey.

Supreme Court Addresses Design Patent Damages for First Time in 120 Years: New Era of Design Patent Damages Dawn

USA - December 7 2016 On December 6, 2016, the United States Supreme Court threw out a $399 million damages award against Samsung for infringing three design patents…

David R. Crowe, Jacob S. Wharton.

Brexit Produces New Problems for Enforcing Judgments in Europe

European Union, United Kingdom - November 11 2016 In a highly integrated economy like Europe’s, cross-border litigation is common. Oftentimes, a suit may be brought in a court in one EU country…

William Hubbard.

"Defend Trade Secrets Act" - How Will This New Law Affect Your Business?

USA - May 3 2016 With a near unanimous (410-2) vote on April 27, 2016, the House passed the “Defend Trade Secrets Act” (“DTSA”). Having already been passed by the…

Jacob S. Wharton.

Federal Circuit confirms laches remains available in patent infringement actions

USA - September 22 2015 Laches is an equitable defense based on a plaintiff’s unreasonable delay in pursuing a claim. In 2014, the Supreme Court effectively eliminated the…

Jacob S. Wharton.