Scott Graham

End of the Line for the 'Monkey Selfie' Case?

Scott Graham

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit seemed skeptical of arguments from Irell & Manella partner David Schwartz that a crested macaque could be an "author" within the meaning of the Copyright Act.

Google Wins Round Against Intellectual Ventures in Touch-Screen Patent Fight

Scott Graham

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to affirm a decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that sided with IV.

Newegg Overcomes Acacia in Attorney Fee Fight

Scott Graham

The Federal Circuit on Wednesday ordered Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas to award attorney fees to Newegg, writing that deference to district court judges "is not absolute."

Texas Judge Sets Patent Venue Test for a Post-TC Heartland World

Scott Graham

U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap would allow suits to stay in the Eastern District of Texas even if a defendant has no physical presence there.

'A World Apart': Why SCOTUS Keeps Slamming the Federal Circuit

Scott Graham

In the just-ended term, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit six times, wiping away patent law precedents that stood for decades. Would more face time heal the schism?

After Years of Setbacks, Patent Owners Try to Turn Tide in Congress

Scott Graham

The STRONGER Patent Act of 2017, sponsored by Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, would undo recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings that have weakened patents. But lawmakers may have other priorities.

Qualcomm Can't Shake FTC's Antitrust Suit, Judge Rules

Scott Graham

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh will allow antitrust claims to proceed based on a theory that the chip giant abused its patent portfolio to extract inflated royalty rates. That's bad news for the wireless giant which is also fending off suits from Apple and consumers.

How Cisco's IP Strategy to Stop Arista Went Bust

Scott Graham

Arista fended off copyright claims at trial in December and this week lawyers at Latham & Watkins helped the company avoid an ITC exclusion order. This can't be what Cisco GC Mark Chandler expected when he announced war two-and-a-half years ago.

Who's Afraid of EDTX? Not Microsoft

Scott Graham

Sidley Austin partner Michael Bettinger secured an against-the-odds defense win for Microsoft last week even after failing to wipe out the asserted videoconferencing patents before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Apple, Brandishing SCOTUS Decision, Accuses Qualcomm of 'Double-Dipping'

Scott Graham

Things already looked bleak for Qualcomm as the FTC, Apple and consumers took aim with antitrust cases. Then the U.S. Supreme Court made it much, much worse.

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