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  • Vermont Takes A Leap: First State To Pass Law To Combat Patent Trolling

    Patent trolls have been in the spotlight of national attention in the past year, as President Obama addressed the problem in his Fireside Hangout and a White House report attempted to quantify the impact of abusive litigation. Officially known as Patent...

  • BTLJ Spring Patent Reform Roundup

    With spring in the air, it is time to take another look at current news in the world of patent troll litigation. By now full-fledged media darlings, patent infringement lawsuits filed by non-practicing entities are...

  • BTLJ Holiday Patent Reform Round Up

    We are now in the tail end of the season where millions of America brave wintry weather, TSA pat downs, and slow airplane wifi to spend quality time with loved ones. If gingerbread cookies and...

  • Post Grant Review as a Tool for Challenging Pharmaceutical Patents

    Under the recently passed Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”), generic drug manufacturers will be able to use post grant review (“PGR”) to effectively invalidate or constrain pharmaceutical patents. The efficiency of PGR and the lower burden of proof for...

  • Patent Trolls Under the Patent Reform Act

    On September 16th, 2011, President Obama signed the (Leahy-Smith) America Invents Act.  The official White House Press Release and countless blogs describe the Act as “the most significant reform of the Patent Act since 1952.” ...