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Patent Litigation

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...

“Clear Abuse of Discretion” Leads to New Venue Precedent

In late October, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision by the District Court for the Western District of Texas that blocked TikTok Inc.’s request to move a copyright infringement su...

Analysis Confirms that WDTX Judge Shopping Generated More Lawsuits, Imposed High Costs

Following his appointment to the Waco Division U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas (WDTX) in 2018, Judge Alan Albright quickly garnered a reputation for trying to attract plaintiffs ...

A Unified Litigation Funding Disclosure Rule

Last week, I had the rare opportunity to speak at the UK’s Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys Congress 2023 in Cambridge. I was there to discuss evolving business models of U.S. patent assertio...

Input on the United States Government National Standards Strategy for CET – Part 2

This post first appeared on SEP Essentials. This is my second post in response to the Department of Commerce of the United States government in conjunction with the U.S. National Institute of Stand...

Litigation Investment Entities Threaten United States Security

In mid-September, the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability held a hearing titled Unsuitable Litigation: Oversight of Third-Party Litigation Funding. Then, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WA) and Jo...

Input on the United States Government National Standards Strategy for CET (Part 1)

This post first appeared on SEP Essentials. The Department of Commerce of the United States government in conjunction with the U.S. National Institute of Standard and Technology (“NIST”) has a...

What Europe Is Doing Right On SEPs

The European Union (EU) is diving into one of patent policy’s most controversial questions: how should patents on technologies which are essential for wireless connectivity be licensed? As the range...

Judge Connolly Continues to Push on Funding Transparency

Following an April 2022 standing order that mandated parties appearing in his court adhere to third-party funding disclosure requirements and an eye-popping November 2022 memorandum detailing “poten...

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