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Williams Mullen: The Joinder Provision in the Patent Reform Act: Leveling the Playing Field Against Multi-Defendant NPE Suits

Editor 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 recently...

Settlement Stats Show Trolls Fleeing PTAB Patent Challenges

Early Statistics Show NPEs Seeking Escape Hatch from PTAB The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has the power to terminate an Inter Partes Review (IPR), Post Grant Review (PGR), or Transitional Proceeding for Covered Business Method Patents (CBM) upon request of the parties. This discretionary...

Could Track B Scheduling in EDTX Benefit Patent Trolls?

EDTX Judge Davis Announces New, Faster “Track B” for Patent Cases Last week, Chief Judge Leonard Davis of the Eastern District of Texas (EDTX) issued an Order ( here ) creating a second, Track B for patent cases. Track B as the name implies establishes a different, accelerated track as...