The Congress shall have Power … To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries
– U.S. Constitution

Congress Can Find Common Ground on Transparency

Postmortems from the November 8th elections are in full swing with pundits and operatives making bold claims about what the results mean for Democrats, Republicans, and the country. The dust still hasn’t totally settled, but one thing is crystal cl...

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Federal Circuit Temporarily Pauses Judge Connolly’s Disclosure Orders In Delaware

In its order on a mandamus request filed by MAVEXAR-linked entity Nimitz Technologies LLC, the Federal Circuit has temporarily paused Judge Connolly's order that entities in his court disclose details...

With frivolous NPE patent suits clogging courts, counsel’s diligence and ethics suffer

U.S. patent litigation is big business. Billion-dollar judgments, readily available litigation financing, and favorable venues and lax filing standards mean between three and four thousand suits are f...

OpenSky’s Sanction and Continued VLSI Patent Review are Both Warranted

Over the past few weeks there have been major developments in the much-discussed dispute related to patents held by the non-practicing entity VLSI Technology. On Patent Progress we have previously wri...

AG Mukasey Winning WSJ Debate Over Fintiv Denials

The recent back-and-forth in the Wall Street Journal between former Attorney General Michael Mukasey and former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul Michel is telling about the state of the debate over PT...
Guest Post

A Solution to the OpenSky Problem

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 the size of the verdict, but because Intel was blocked from challenging the patents by the Fintiv policy—and the patents are clearly invalid.   (more…)

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Patent Decisions FromUnited States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Updates

PublishedDecember 2, 2022 | 1:40 pm 23-107: In Re SWIRLATE IP LLC [ORDER], Nonprecedential

Origin: RIT

PublishedDecember 1, 2022 | 3:20 pm 22-2178: In Re NSIXTY, LLC [ORDER], Nonprecedential

Origin: PTO

PublishedDecember 1, 2022 | 2:50 pm 22-2023: In Re ALLEN [ORDER], Nonprecedential

Origin: PTO

PublishedNovember 30, 2022 | 7:50 pm 22-1774: XILINX, INC. v. ANALOG DEVICES, INC. [ORDER], Nonprecedential

Origin: PTO