The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office announces agreements with its Australian counterpart that will extend and expand work sharing between the two agencies. Such agreements generally allow applicants to obtain patents in multiple jurisdictions more quickly.

PricewaterhouseCoopers “2010 Patent Litigation Study” reports that median damages awards in jury-tried cases doubled in the 2000s over a comparable period in the 1990s and are significantly higher than the median damages awarded in bench-tried disputes.