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

New Case-Assignment Order Marks Next Step in Curbing Judge Shopping in Texas

Late last month, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Texas Alia Moses announced a new order to distribute patent cases randomly across the district, while raising the bar for plaintiffs seeking to try their cases in venues where the...

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The U.S. Intellectual Property System and the Impact of Litigation Financed by Third-Party Investors and Foreign Entities

On Wednesday, June 12th, Paul Taylor, a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University – and previous Patent Progress contributor – testified in front of the House J...

States Join Together to Defend Against NPEs

In 2013, Vermont became the first state to pass an “anti-patent troll” law. Since then, more than 30 states have passed similar laws to rein in patent trolls. These efforts, which range from allow...

The Ripple Effects of Patent Venue

A recent article described the outsized roles that two modest cities in Texas play in U.S. patent litigation, but there's more to the story of America’s odd patent venue rules. The article alludes t...

Another startup bites the dust, courtesy of patent trolls

A handful of interest groups like to claim that patent trolls are a myth—that they're a straw man used to shape IP policy in ways that are harmful to patent holders. Mycroft AI is one of many startu...
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

PublishedJuly 24, 2024 | 2:50 pm 24-1747: JOHN SAKON v. JOHN JOHNSON [ORDER], Nonprecedential

Origin: DCT

PublishedJuly 24, 2024 | 1:20 pm 23-1770: CIRBA INC. v. VMWARE, INC. [ORDER], Nonprecedential

Origin: DCT

PublishedJuly 24, 2024 | 1:20 pm 24-2011: CALDERON LOPEZ v. KAUSNER [ORDER], Nonprecedential

Origin: DCT

PublishedJuly 23, 2024 | 2:50 pm 24-1963: CALDERON LOPEZ v. O’MALLEY [ORDER], Nonprecedential

Origin: DCT