Joshua Landau

Joshua Landau is the Patent Counsel at the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), where he represents and advises the association regarding patent issues.  Mr. Landau joined CCIA from WilmerHale in 2017, where he represented clients in patent litigation, counseling, and prosecution, including trials in both district courts and before the PTAB.

Prior to his time at WilmerHale, Mr. Landau was a Legal Fellow on Senator Al Franken’s Judiciary staff, focusing on privacy and technology issues.  Mr. Landau received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.S.E.E. from the University of Michigan.  Before law school, he spent several years as an automotive engineer, during which time he co-invented technology leading to U.S. Patent No. 6,934,140.

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Posts by Josh Landau

As USPTO Oversight Hearing Approaches, Some Questions On Eligibility

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Andrei Iancu will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Intellectual Property on Wednesday as the sole witness in a USPTO oversight hearing.  The chair of the Subcommittee, Sen. Tillis (R-NC), and the ranking member, Sen. Coons (D-DE), have both expressed an active interest…

No More Bites At The Apple In The Eastern District

Last week, it was widely reported that Apple plans to close its retail stores in the Eastern District of Texas in order to avoid facing patent lawsuits in the district.  Given that a single patent lawsuit can easily cost just as much as opening an Apple store (estimated at $8-10 million per store), even if…

Blackbird Grounded—For Now

Almost two years ago, I wrote about a new non-practicing entity (NPE)—Blackbird Technologies.  It claimed to be helping innovators, but the main innovation it helped promote was its own—having the lawyers own the patents on which Blackbird was suing. When I first wrote about Blackbird, it had just sued Cloudflare over the ‘335 patent, which…

NPEs Continue To Leave Their (Land)mark On Small Businesses

The reports of the death of the patent troll are greatly exaggerated.  Alive and well, they continue to have a real impact on small and medium-sized U.S. businesses (SMEs). Azure Standard Pretend you run an organic farm.  You start selling your products online, and people like them.  You can expand a bit, hiring more people.…

Qualcomm’s Patent Scheme Is On Its Heels

It hasn’t been a week full of good news for Qualcomm.  Qualcomm is losing battles on three different fronts, putting serious pressure on its global campaign to maintain the patent licensing scheme that regulators in many countries have found to have anti-competitive effects. FTC v. Qualcomm The FTC v. Qualcomm case, in which the FTC…

“On Sale” Means What It Says: Helsinn v. Teva

Today, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Helsinn v. Teva.  In a unanimous decision, the Court upheld the Federal Circuit’s determination that “on sale” means “on sale”, not “on sale, unless it’s under NDA or we didn’t tell the public about the sale.”

Congress Weighs In On Qualcomm and Apple At The ITC

The big Qualcomm news this week was the start of the FTC v. Qualcomm antitrust trial in front of Judge Koh.1   But Qualcomm’s first ITC case against Apple has also had significant developments—even though the ITC is shut down and the case is on hold. In particular, a number of members of Congress have…

Comparable Licenses Often Aren’t

One of the more complicated issues in patent law is the issue of damages—the determination of how much money a patent owner receives when they prove infringement and validity.  A patent owner, under 35 U.S.C. § 284, will be awarded “damages adequate to compensate for the infringement, but in no event less than a reasonable…

Patent Links and Articles To Read By The Fire

While it might not be as cold this New Year’s as it was last year, that doesn’t mean you can’t settle in to read by the fire.  And what better to read about than patents? Here’s what I’ll be taking a look at over New Year’s. Time and the Patent Office First, Professors Michael Frakes…

Don’t Buy Into Qualcomm’s Attempts To Distract From Its Anti-Competitive Behavior

There’s been a lot of discussion about Qualcomm’s recent Chinese injunction against Apple.  But that’s a distraction—the real story is, and remains, the trio of lawsuits against Qualcomm for anti-competitive practices that will be conducted over the first half of 2019.  First, in January, the Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit. Next, in April, Apple’s lawsuit. And…