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Scott A. McKeown
PTAB Denies Sanctions in Hedge Fund Filings

Board Finds Profit Motive Acceptable for IPR While all hedge fund filings considered by the PTAB to date have failed on the merits ( Kyle Bass is 0-3 & Ferrumo Capital 0-1), today, the Board declined to outlaw such filings as a matter of policy...

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery
Federal Circuit Upholds Expert Apportionment Methodology to Prove Reasonable Royalty Damages for Individual Features of Complex Technology

by Steven C. Schroer and Christian C. Damon On September 21, 2015, in Summit 6, LLC v. Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. , the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit added a new chapter to rapidly developing jurisprudence addressing the kinds of...

Eric L. Lane
Clean Tech in Court: Green Patent Complaint (and Settlement) Update for Jul.-Aug. 2015

Several new green patent complaints were filed in July and August in the areas of LEDs, smart grid, and water meters. But before we get to that, a significant green patent case settled during this period. Colorado-based Gevo and BP-DuPont joint venture...

Scott A. McKeown
Proposed PTAB Rule Change May Backfire on Some Patentees

Patentees Back Themselves Into a Corner at PTAB Both patentees and challengers alike were displeased with inter partes patent reexamination prior to the America Invents Act (AIA). Inter partes patent reexamination was too slow to serve as a true alternative...

Melissa Ritti
Denial of Injunction in Apple, Samsung Case Vacated by Federal Circuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) A California federal judge’s decision to deny Apple Inc. a permanent injunction in high-stakes smart phone patent litigation was vacated and remanded today by a divided Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals...

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery
IP Alert Update: Suprema v. ITC

In August 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sitting en banc overturned a prior panel decision in Suprema, Inc., and Mentalix, Inc. v. International Trade Commission and Cross Match Technologies, Inc. [subscribers can access an enhanced...