Robert C. Van Arnam
A new season is under way and
some of the rules have changed. For years, defendants have been forced
to play together in unscheduled away games on the Non-Practicing
Entities' ("NPE") home field. That should no longer be the case. The
By Megan Rahman
Following on the heels of Judge Gibney's decisions in Raw Films, Ltd. v. John Does 1-32 , Civil Action No. 3:11cv532 (October 5, 2011, amended on October 13, 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], discussed here , Magistrate Judge Tommy E. Miller, in Hard...
By Robert Angle In Coach, Inc., v. 1941 coachoutletstores.com, Civil
Action No. 1:11cv309 (JCC/JFA) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers] , Coach, Inc., the well-known leather
goods company, sought to enjoin 356 alleged cybersquatters - almost all
of which registered domain names...
By Dabney Carr
While the AIA bars the joinder of patent infringement claims against multiple defendants (discussed here ), there are still a few pre-AIA suits alleging that multiple defendants independently infringed the same patents. Judge Smith recently became the latest Eastern District of Virginia...
By Scott A. McKeown and Greg Gardella
Stayed Litigations to Drive Joinder Practice
Inter partes reviews (IPRs) are now understood to be effective tools for parties defending against patent infringement suits filed by non-practicing entities , sometimes called "patent trolls." Typically...