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Patent Suits - Massachusetts In, Texas Out
January 2009 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty and Deirdre E. Sanders
Recent developments show that patent litigation will increase in Massachusetts and almost certainly will decline in the popular court in Marshall, Texas, also known as the Eastern...
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You May Have Won the Case, But Those Lost Profits May Not Be Your Own
November 2008 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: David J. Brody
Important patent rights may be lost by careless placement of title to a patent. This pitfall was highlighted recently when a large multinational corporation prevailed in an infringement...
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Court Ruling Delivers Blow to USPTO - Finds New Patent Rules Invalid
April 2008 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
A judge in the Eastern District of Virginia has granted summary judgment in favor of two parties challenging the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) new rules regarding limitations...
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New Patent Rules and Continuation-in-Part Applications
October 2007 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
Identification Requirements and Compliance Consequences New Patent Rules and Continuation-in-Part Applications On Nov. 1, 2007, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (&ldquo...
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The New Patent Rules In Action
September 2007 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
United States Patent and Trademark Office New Patent Rules — Summary and Considerations On August 21, 2007, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Patent Office) published...
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Federal Circuit Changes Law on Willfulness
August 2007 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Susan G. L. Glovsky and Brian T. Moriarty
Patent Defendants Face Substantially Less Risk of Enhanced Damages Awards In re Seagate Technology, LLC The Federal Circuit has overruled two decades of precedent, and dramatically...
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New "Hair Trigger" Can Turn Licensing Negotiations into Litigation
May 2007 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty
The U.S. Supreme Court’s January 2007 decision in MedImmune clarifying the power of federal courts to hear patent licensing disputes has already had an immediate and dramatic...
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Supreme Court Removes Barriers To Attack On Licensed Patent
January 2007 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Susan G. L. Glovsky and Deirdre E. Sanders
MedImmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc. 2007 U.S. LEXIS 1003 (January 9, 2007) A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, MedImmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc., may have wide-ranging impact...
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Patent Suits - Massachusetts In, Texas Out
January 2009 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty and Deirdre E. Sanders
Recent developments show that patent litigation will increase in Massachusetts and almost certainly will decline in the popular court in Marshall, Texas, also known as the Eastern...
More »
 
You May Have Won the Case, But Those Lost Profits May Not Be Your Own
November 2008 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: David J. Brody
Important patent rights may be lost by careless placement of title to a patent. This pitfall was highlighted recently when a large multinational corporation prevailed in an infringement...
More »
 
Court Ruling Delivers Blow to USPTO - Finds New Patent Rules Invalid
April 2008 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
A judge in the Eastern District of Virginia has granted summary judgment in favor of two parties challenging the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) new rules regarding limitations...
More »
 
New Patent Rules and Continuation-in-Part Applications
October 2007 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
Identification Requirements and Compliance Consequences New Patent Rules and Continuation-in-Part Applications On Nov. 1, 2007, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (&ldquo...
More »
 
The New Patent Rules In Action
September 2007 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
United States Patent and Trademark Office New Patent Rules — Summary and Considerations On August 21, 2007, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Patent Office) published...
More »
 
Federal Circuit Changes Law on Willfulness
August 2007 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Susan G. L. Glovsky and Brian T. Moriarty
Patent Defendants Face Substantially Less Risk of Enhanced Damages Awards In re Seagate Technology, LLC The Federal Circuit has overruled two decades of precedent, and dramatically...
More »
 
New "Hair Trigger" Can Turn Licensing Negotiations into Litigation
May 2007 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty
The U.S. Supreme Court’s January 2007 decision in MedImmune clarifying the power of federal courts to hear patent licensing disputes has already had an immediate and dramatic...
More »
 
Supreme Court Removes Barriers To Attack On Licensed Patent
January 2007 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Susan G. L. Glovsky and Deirdre E. Sanders
MedImmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc. 2007 U.S. LEXIS 1003 (January 9, 2007) A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, MedImmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc., may have wide-ranging impact...
More »
 

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