Scott Graham

Ex-PTO Chief Michelle Lee Talks Next Steps, Disruptive Tech and What's New in Silicon Valley

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Lee, who stepped down from her government post in June, will teach a course at Stanford Law School that explores how IP laws and government policies shape innovation.

Appellate Honchos Duke It Out in 'Blurred Lines' Copyright Case

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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan partner Kathleen Sullivan and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer partner Lisa Blatt faced off before the Ninth Circuit Friday in a copyright case that's being closely watched by the music industry.

Federal Circuit Flashes Back to Fractured 'Alice' Days in Big PTAB Decision

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For many months, lawyers who practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board have been asking, when is the Federal Circuit going to rule on motions to amend?

Drone Racing League Was Our Idea, Tech Enthusiasts Say

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A suit filed last week by Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller alleges that a New York investor stole the idea to create a "Nascar for the gaming generation."

Tessera, Latham Launch Global Patent War Against Samsung

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Tessera makes its money licensing semiconductor design technology to some of the world's largest electronics companies and its parent company reported earlier this year that Samsung was its largest customer.

Gilead Off Hook for Enhancement of $2.5B Patent Verdict

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U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark in Delaware ruled Friday that Gilead's conduct didn't warrant enhanced damages for willful infringement in a patent fight with Merck subsidiary Idenix.

How Much Did PTO Pick Andrei Iancu Pull In at Irell?

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According to his financial disclosure form, the IP litigator will take a multimillion-dollar pay cut if confirmed as President Donald Trump's nominee to head the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Gilead Off Hook for Enhancement of $2.5B Patent Verdict

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U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark in Delaware ruled Friday that Gilead's conduct didn't warrant enhanced damages for willful infringement in a patent fight with Merck subsidiary Idenix.

Q&A: Returning to Big Law After 'Once in a Career' Patent Gig

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Trenton Ward became an administrative judge on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board just as it was emerging as a venue for patent validity challenges. Five years later, he's returning to private practice as a partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner.

Federal Circuit: No More Loosey-Goosey Rules on Patent Venue

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The decision interpreting the Supreme Court's TC Heartland ruling will be cheered by tech companies and make it harder for patent suits to stick in the Eastern District of Texas.

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