Much Ado About Injunctions

It’s become an article of faith among those complaining that patent reform has gone too far that the 2006 eBay case must be overturned—but that assertion doesn't appear to be backed up by the facts.

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Granted In 19 Hours

Patent examiners have an extremely hard job.  They’re given a patent application—which could be anywhere from a page long up to hundreds of pages, with patent claims ranging from a…

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Guest Post: A Solution to the OpenSky Problem

Joe Matal is a former Acting Director and Acting Solicitor of the USPTO and a current partner at Haynes and Boone, where he specializes in PTAB trials and Federal Circuit appeals. I have written several times about the $2.2 billion verdict in the VLSI v. Intel case.  The case is extraordinary not just because of…

Why SMART Isn’t Smart – Importing FRAND’s Flaws Into Copyright

This piece was originally posted at the Disruptive Competition Project. “Intellectual property,” as a term, is a problem.  It groups together areas of law that, while they may share some things, are fundamentally disalike.  Copyright law has compulsory licenses and an independent creation defense; patent law has neither.  Trademarks aren’t duration limited; copyrights and patents…