Sutherland Legal Alert: Financial Services Patent Holding Company Update - September 2011

This is the September 2011 installment of Sutherland's "Financial Services Patent Holding Company Update." These updates are intended to provide our readers general information about the activities of patent holding companies (or non-practicing entities) in the financial services and e...

Your Good Will Hunting Moment: Arguing for the Non-Practicing Entity or against the Patent Troll

In a scene from the movie, Good Will Hunting , about the fictional genius Will Hunting (Matt Damon), Clark, a Harvard student, approaches Will's friend Chuckie (Ben Affleck) in a bar and challenges Chuckie to an intellectual duel of sorts. Because Chuckie is more a fighter than a thinker, Will...