Williams Mullen: A New Patent Shield? House Bill Introduces “Anti-Patent Troll” Legislation

BY: ROBERT VAN ARNAM & ALISON S. McGEARY "Patent Trolls," or non-practicing entities that buy up patents with the expectation of litigating their way to profit, have been targeting software and computer hardware companies for years. Critics of the America Invents Act believe it did not...

Williams Mullen: Trolling In Financial Waters: The Increasing Threat of Patent Infringement Lawsuits by Trolls in the Financial Services Industry

BY: ROBERT VAN ARNAM As the financial services industry increases its use of technology to match consumer demand and expectations for mobile banking and applications, check imaging and requisite security and encryption features, it has increased its profile as a target of Non-Practicing Entities ...