I join the throngs who grieve the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She loved the law and she applied it fairly and bravely. It takes courage to be a judge, to make decisions that are sometimes unpopular. At least half of the litigants who bring cases to court go away unhappy. Yet I write […]
The Supreme Court recently clarified the post-AIA meaning of “on sale” in Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceutical USA, No. 17-1229, 2019 WL 271945 (Jan. 22, 2019).
In a major new development, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) has adopted a resolution favoring patent-eligibility of computer software inventions, also known as “computer implemented inventions” or “CII.”
Why do patent defendants say such bad things about the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas?
I asked this question of Michael C. Smith, the noted lawyer and blogger from Marshall, Texas.
There is an international crisis in software patents. The critical, unanswered question is this: When are software inventions eligible for patent?Billions in corporate assets are
In the last inning of the Apple-Samsung game of smartphone hardball, Samsung slid into home. Apple failed to make the tag. “Samsung is safe!” cried the umpires.
The Supreme Court has granted Samsung’s appeal of a $500 million dollar judgment rendered on the latter’s infringement of Apple’s smartphone (iPhone) design patent.
Let’s consider three inventors who asserted patents against big companies and won. What does it take for a patent owner to succeed?