Patent Privateering: VirnetX v. Apple

On February 3, 2016 a federal jury returned a verdict finding Apple guilty for willfully infringing four VirnetX … Continue Reading

Green Patents and Technological Innovation

“Go green” is a common expression to refer to the use of eco-friendly products. The basic idea of … Continue Reading

US v. EU: Pay-for-delay Settlements

Reverse payment settlements exist at the intersection among antitrust, patent and healthcare laws. Also known as pay-for-delay agreements, these … Continue Reading

Back Under the Bridge: Judge Rules Against Prolific Patent Troll

In eDekka LLC v. 3Balls.com Inc., Eastern District of Texas Judge Rodney Gilstrap ruled against plaintiff eDekka’s patent … Continue Reading

New Rules applying to IP Licenses in Europe starting May 1, 2014

On March 21, 2014 the European Commission, pan-European enforcer of antitrust rules, adopted a new version of its … Continue Reading

A Futile Effort? Efforts to Clarify the Entire Market Value Rule

Company A owns a patent that tells the difference between CDs and DVDs. Company B infringes on A’s … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

BTLJ Spring Patent Reform Roundup

With spring in the air, it is time to take another look at current news in the world … Continue Reading

Are Human Genes Patentable? A Preview of Association for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO ("The Myriad Case")

On April 15, 2013, the Supreme Court will hear the oral arguments for one of the most highly … Continue Reading

Bowman v. Monsanto: Patent Exhaustion and the Self-Replicating Invention

What’s the case about? The Doctrine of Patent Exhaustion holds that the authorized sale of a patented item … Continue Reading