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The Renewed Standard for Awarding Enhanced Patent Damages

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion with large ramifications for patent holders and potential infringers alike. Deciding the consolidated cases of Halo Electronics, Inc. …
By Kenneth Levitt & Erik Nyre
17 days ago 1

In Halo Electronics SCOTUS gives district courts discretion to award triple damages for willful infringement

Earlier today, in a unanimous decision delivered by Chief Justice John Roberts in Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., the United States Supreme Court did what …
By Gene Quinn
17 days ago 4

Strength of IBM’s Watson Health seen in Bausch & Lomb iOS app for cataract surgeries

IBM has been wading further into the medical fields over the past few years thanks to the strength of its cognitive computing division, especially the rise of …
By Steve Brachmann
18 days ago 1

Recent Changes in Insurance Policy Forms Leaving Companies Exposed to Risk of Copyright Claims

There has been a recent trend by insurance companies to change their policy forms and use language that provides substantially less coverage for these kinds of claims. …
By Joseph G. Balice
18 days ago 0

Widerman Malek Seeks Associate Patent Attorney in Melbourne FL

The successful candidate will have a B.S. in Engineering from an accredited university, as well as a J.D. from an accredited law school, admission to …

Will Supreme Court grant cert in Medinol v. Cordis on the question of laches in patent litigation?

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments for SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality during the October 2016 term, another laches case, Medinol Ltd. v. Cordis Corp., …
By Audrey Ogurchak
19 days ago 0

Congressional Action Required: Post-Expiration Patent Royalties

Though much of today’s proposed patent legislation is controversial, removal of the Brulotte rule remains largely uncontested by analysts and has historically garnered support on both …
By Leslie Ware & Jaden Warren
19 days ago 6

5 Steps Law Firms Should Take to Protect their Sensitive Data

It has become more apparent in recent years that cybercriminals looking to profit from sensitive data are zoning in on law firms and their wealth of client …
By Mark Stevens
19 days ago 0

An Introduction to Patent Claims

The examination you receive from the patent examiner is never going to be any better than the patent claims you provide. If you provide preposterously broad patent …
By Gene Quinn
20 days ago 3

Necessity is the Father of Invention

A lot has been said about mom inventors who came up with ideas to solve problems that revolved around parenting, but there are plenty of hands-on dads …
By Julie Austin
20 days ago 0

Misappropriation of a Trade Secret Under the DTSA

The DTSA amends the definition of misappropriation from what was found in the EEA to bring the definition more in line with that of the Uniform Trade …
By Peter J. Toren
21 days ago 0

Termination of an OED Disciplinary Proceeding: How A SOL Defense May Be Properly Construed

The Hearing Order concluded that the parties raised sufficient issues of material fact to warrant the ready-to-go Hearing to determine when respondent’s alleged misconduct was actually “…
By Steve Lipman
21 days ago 2

Lex Machina trademark litigation report shows heavy enforcement activity for luxury fashion and bong brands

When looking at damages awarded in trademark infringement cases filed since 2005 and terminating between 2009 and 2016, fashion brands have taken in the highest award totals. The top spot …
By Steve Brachmann
21 days ago 0

Cozen O’Connor Grows South Florida and West Coast Presence with Addition of 15 IP Lawyers

Cozen O’Connor, an Am Law 100 firm, and Miami-based Feldman Gale, a nationally recognized intellectual property boutique, are pleased to announce that 15 lawyers from Feldman Gale will …
By Press Releases
21 days ago 0

Musk fanboys at Barron’s take dim view of patents at their own readers’ expense

A recent Barron's editorial, however, has raised some eyebrows among those who are familiar with the effect of proper patent enforcement on financial fortunes. Published May 14th, “…