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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Expands IP Litigation Practice
Posted on 11 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Alan Hovden has become a partner at the firm. An experienced... Read More

Barroway Topaz Launches Patent Litigation Practice, Adds Patent Trial Lawyers
Posted on 2 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RADNOR, Pa. - Leading plaintiffs' shareholder and corporate governance law firm Barroway Topaz Kessler Meltzer & Check LLP has added a patent litigation platform and brought in two established intellectual property lawyers to direct the initiative... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Jury Awards ActiveVideo $115 Million From Verizon In Patent Litigation
Posted on 3 Aug 2011 by Troutman Sanders

By Joshua Heslinga Late yesterday, a jury awarded ActiveVideo $115 million from Verizon, concluding the trial phase of the heated patent litigation. The Virginian Pilot reports on the verdict, and here is the verdict form . Our prior blog entries... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Is Multidistrict Patent Litigation The Next Frontier?
Posted on 3 Feb 2012 by Troutman Sanders

By Robert Angle On January 26, 2012, Bear Creek Technologies, Inc. ("Bear Creek") filed a Notice of Filing Motion for Multi-District Litigation pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407, in Bear Creek Technologies, Inc. v. RCN Telecom Services, LLC... Read More

Patent Actions On The Rise, Median Damages Awarded Hits 16-Year Low, According To Patent Litigation Study
Posted on 19 Oct 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - Reflecting upon developments currently underway in patent reform legislation, PwC US on Oct. 18 released a new report "2011 Patent Litigation Study: Patent litigation trends as the 'America Invents Act' becomes law" summarizing... Read More

New Patent Reform Bill Seeks To Recover Costs Of 'Egregious Legal Disputes'
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by Scott A. McKeown

Since the enactment of the America Invents Act (AIA) in September of 2011, the "patent reform" embodied by the AIA has been slowly rolling out. In fact, the bulk of the truly significant changes to patent law are still to come. These changes... Read More

High Court: Reverse-Payment Settlements Are Not Immune From Antitrust Scrutiny
Posted on 17 Jun 2013 by Joan Grossman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 17 ruled 5-3 that reverse-payment settlements of patent litigation between the holder of a drug patent and potential generic manufacturers of the drug are not necessarily immunized from... Read More

Fulbright's Litigation Trends Survey: Companies Expect More Litigation, Regulation
Posted on 21 Oct 2010 by Norton Rose Fulbright

NEW YORK - (Business Wire) Following a year of doing business in a more litigious and cost-conscious environment, companies of all sizes expect those patterns to continue during the coming year, with roughly one-quarter saying legal disputes will increase... Read More

Reverse-Payment Settlements Presumptively Anticompetitive, FTC Tells High Court
Posted on 27 Mar 2013 by Joan Grossman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Federal Trade Commission told the U.S. Supreme Court in oral arguments March 25 that the court should treat reverse-payment settlements of patent litigation between the holder of a drug patent and potential generic... Read More

Supreme Court Partly Reverses, Says Isolated DNA Not Patentable
Posted on 13 Jun 2013 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In a unanimous ruling June 13, the U.S. Supreme Court found that although complementary DNA, or "cDNA," is patent-eligible, isolated DNA is not ( The Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. Myriad Genetics... Read More