Posts Tagged: ip litigation


Supreme Court win for Patent Owners on Lost Foreign Profits in WesternGeco v. ION Geophysical

Earlier today the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., which in a 7-2 decision ruled that a patent owner …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 12

The Accounting Benefits of Legal Finance for IP

There are many reasons that it makes sense for companies, law firms and other entities with valuable IP assets to utilize legal finance. Most are well understood: …
By Katharine Wolanyk
7 months ago 1

Are Women Under-Represented in IP Litigation?

Mayer agrees that female patent litigators are under-represented in IP litigation. In fact, women now make up about half of all law students at ABA-accredited schools, but …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
8 months ago 2

Proposed Amendments to Rule 11 Will Adversely Impact Patent Owners

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), has sponsored a bill to amend Rule 11 — H.R. 720. The changes are made to remove the safe harbor provision and make sanctions mandatory. …
By Jianqing Wu, Ph.D.
1 year ago 0

Kent Goss and Valerie Goo Join Crowell & Moring’s Litigation Group in Los Angeles

On June 27, 2017, Crowell & Moring LLP announced the arrival of partners Kent B. Goss and Valerie M. Goo to the firm's Litigation Group. Goss and Goo are recognized …
By Press Releases
1 year ago 0

The Future of CleanTech Patents

The number of U.S. patents granted for clean energy technology has recently dropped following a near 10-year period of growth. In fact, according to the Brookings …

Lex Machina releases data on design patent litigation showing strong correlation with trademark infringement actions

There has not been a single quarter in which more than 82 lawsuits involving allegations of infringing at least one design patent have been filed in U.S. …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Lex Machina IP litigation report for Q3 2016 reflects a downward trend in patent, trademark suits

The report indicates that IP litigation in U.S. district courts is declining across the board. During 2016’s third quarter, U.S. district courts received a total …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Patent litigation returning to pre-2013 levels, says Lex Machina

During 2016’s second quarter, plaintiffs filed a total of 1,282 patent infringement cases in U.S. district court. This is a 33 percent increase in the 958 patent cases filed …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

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
2 years ago 0

IP litigation report shows downward trends in patent, file sharing copyright and IPR cases

One aspect of the recent Lex Machina report that should jump out to anyone who has closely followed the patent litigation sector over the past few years …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Source Code Review: Mitigating Risks and Reducing Costs

Source Code Review is the most powerful tool in a litigator’s war chest in patent and trade secrets cases. An important consequence of the judicial climate …
By Rahul Vijh
3 years ago 1

3D Conversion Patents take Center Stage in Hollywood Visual Effects Case

Two of the biggest post-production/3D-conversion companies are preparing for battle in a patent infringement suit that is sure to create enemies and allies in the world …
By Kevin A. Rieffel
3 years ago 5

Patent Litigation: Too Much as Compared to What?

Although these charts do not represent a rigorous analysis, they do show two things. First, patent activity appears to have a relatively consistent correlation to economic activity. …
By Brad Pedersen
5 years ago 9

Trademark Protection: Is Litigation Worth the Cost?

Anybody who has any involvement with Intellectual Property (“IP”) knows full well that protecting IP means a multi-step process. Obviously, step one is the conception of the …
By Charles P. Lickson
5 years ago 0

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