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September 4, 2018

We are pleased to welcome Daniel Keeler to the firm!  

January 24, 2017

1/23/17 - Federal Circuit suggests in a nonprecedential opinion that technological modification including software modifications to "solve a problem or improve the functioning of a known system generally produce patent-eligible subject matter. ... [I]neligible claims g...

December 14, 2016

12/13/16 - SCOTUS to hear case on whether patent infringement cases can be brought in essentially any district in the country or whether they must be filed in the state where the defendant was incorporated or had a regular and established place of business. Read m...

November 1, 2016

11/1/2016 - In celebration of our firm’s 5 year anniversary, I wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who are making this possible. When I left my previous law firm five years ago to start a solo practice, I did not imagine being able to bring toget...

October 17, 2015

10/17/2015 - Once an applicant makes a non-frivolous argument that cited prior art is not enabling, the burden is placed upon the Patent Examiner to address that challenge.  While affidavits or declarations may be proffered, they are not required. Read more. Howev...

December 10, 2014

12/9/2014 - Possible amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) may make pleading patent cases more difficult, and may deter "fishing expedition" filings by trolls.  Read More.

November 21, 2014

11/20/2014 - Recent cases have indicated a lowered standard for obtaining attorney's fees in patent cases, possibly in order to deter trolls.  The Supreme Court has established that whether attorney's fees should be awarded in an "exceptional case" should be based on a...

June 8, 2014

6/8/2014 - The U.S. Supreme Court held in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc. on June 2, 2014 that in order to find inducement under 35 U.S.C. §271(b), direct infringement under 35 U.S.C. §271(a) must also be present.  Although the Court limits the sc...

December 1, 2013

11/30/2013 - Satellite Patent Office to Open in San Jose Late 2014 -- The Silicon Valley Patent and Trademark Office will move from its temporary location in Menlo Park to a permanent location in the San Jose City Hall. The permanent location is expected to open in lat...

December 1, 2013

11/30/2013 - A Texas jury awarded TQP Development a $2.3 million judgment -- TQP, widely regarded as a nonpracticing entity, won the judgment against Newegg for Newegg's infringement of a public key encryption patent that TQP acquired in 2006. The Texas jury rejected t...

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