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Protections for Intellectual Property Licensees in Cross-Border Insolvencies

On October 28, 2011, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued an important decision for intellectual property licensees, and creditors generally, in cross-border insolvency proceedings. In this Analysis, John D. Sigel, George W. Shuster Jr., Benjamin Loveland and Meg McKenzie...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Federal Circuit Orders Production of License Negotiation Documents in Patent Litigation

By Dabney Carr A patentee's settlement negotiations with other parties can be very important information to an accused infringer, and plaintiff-patentees will typically fight to avoid disclosure of those negotiations. In a ruling of first impression earlier today, the Federal Circuit granted...

Bensen on Settlement Negotiations with a Third Party May Be Discoverable

In light of the recent trend in patent cases towards permitting discovery of patent licenses granted as part of settlement agreements ("settlement licenses") on the grounds that such licenses are pertinent to a reasonable royalty award for the infringement of the subject patent, it was just...

GE Settles Signage LED Patent Suit; Offers Patents for License

One of the major green patent lawsuits I’ve been following in this space – GE Lighting v. Agilight – has settled. GE announced the settlement in a recent press release . The suit involved four GE LED patents, some relating to use of LED modules for signage applications: U.S. Patent...