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  • PTO extends comment period on new trial proceedings under AIA

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is extending the deadline for comments on new administrative trial proceedings under the America Invents Act. In a June 27 request in the Federal Register, the PTO stated it was seeking public comment on “all aspects” of...

  • U.S. SC created confusion with June patent decision, former Federal Circuit judge says

    Michel WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Paul Michel, the former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, says the future of the nation’s economy is in jeopardy after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that some software method and system patents are invalid....

  • Warner says Senate should’ve taken up, passed House bill on patent reform

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Senate was wrong for not passing the House’s patent reform bill, one U.S. Senate Democrat said. Virginia’s Mark Warner made the comments while campaigning earlier this week. Warner “I actually think the House bill was pretty good,” he said. “I wish the...

  • Study finds patent cases reach record high, but law professor says numbers are ‘misleading’

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – According to a recent study on patent litigation, the number of U.S. patent cases filed increased in 2013. But one law professor argues that those numbers are misleading. “This suggests some sort of explosion going on and there isn’t,” said Jay Kesan, who...

  • Vt. judge rejects alleged patent troll’s motion to dismiss AG’s lawsuit

    Sorrell MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell announced a victory in state court on Tuesday against an alleged patent troll that attempted to dismiss a lawsuit for lack of personal jurisdiction. Sorrell filed a lawsuit against MPHJ Technology...

  • Study: Patent law changes, high-volume plaintiffs make for more litigation

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A combination of a change in patent law and an increase in high-volume plaintiffs have caused a surge in patent litigation, a recent survey found. California-based Lex Machina, a now-private company initially set up by experts at Stanford University’s...

  • Federal Circuit revives antitrust claims accusing company of filing sham patent infringement lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has remanded a case that accused a patent holder of filing a sham infringement lawsuit and a sham citizen petition with a federal agency. Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. and United Research Laboratories Inc....

  • Federal Circuit sides with Google, AOL, others in Internet search patent case

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Vringo Inc. said Wednesday its wholly-owned subsidiary, I/P Engine Inc., will file a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit seeking an en banc review of a decision the court issued last week. I/P Engine — which describes itself...

  • FTC’s patent troll study gets approval

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Federal Trade Commission study designed to develop a better understanding of how patent assertion entities may impact innovation and competition has been given the green light. This month, the FTC received approval from the White House’s Office of...



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