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Patent Litigation

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...

Tackling Patent Trolls In Foxboro

A new lawsuit in Massachusetts proves that even NFL teams are not safe from baseless accusations from patent trolls. While the New England Patriots are usually concerned with defending their home turf...

The Judicial Conference Takes on “Judge Shopping”

On March 12th, the U.S. Judicial Conference announced policy recommendations aimed at putting an end to “judge shopping,” the much-exploited practice by which litigants choose the judges who hear ...

Guest Post: Time to Shine Light on Dark Third-Party Litigation Funding

This post, written by Jerry Theodorou, initially appeared in the R Street’s Real Solutions Blog A pitched battle between proponents and opponents of third-party litigation financing (TPLF) has en...

Another Litigation Funding Dispute

In what has become a recurring topic on Patent Progress, another dispute between a patent troll and a litigation funder has emerged. This time, it is between the Irish NPE, Arigna Technology; its law ...

Not Just Delaware: Litigation Funding Transparency Progress Across Multiple States

In April 2022, Delaware federal court Chief Judge Colm F. Connolly introduced a standing order requiring that all parties appearing before him disclose any third-party funding they receive. Since then...

Payment Fight Further Highlights the Need for Funding Transparency

A payment dispute between William Ramey III, a frequent attorney for plaintiffs in patent lawsuits, and the litigation investment entity AiPi Inc. has become one more in a long line of examples where ...

Unified Patents’ 2023 Trends in Patent Litigation

From the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to new revelations about litigation investment entities, and the launch of the Unified Patent Court...

Judge Connolly’s Push for Funding Transparency is Working

In April 2022, Delaware federal court Judge Colm F. Connolly introduced a standing order requiring that all parties appearing in his court disclose any third-party funding. This was in an attempt to a...

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