Thursday, May 8, 2014

Troll tolls

Recent news and comment on intellectual property:

Civil and Criminal Penalties Possible for the Unwary Sender of Patent Demand Letters E-Alerts Intellectual Property, E-Alert by James D. Borchardt and Alec D. Smyczek, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., April 28, 2014, on 2013 Wisconsin Act 339

No Gifts for Patent Trolls: The Supreme Court must side with innovation and close the door on more abuse, by Shubha Ghosh, National Review, April 29, 2014 12:00 PM (via University of Wisconsin Law School)

The Thorny Problem of Patentable Eligible Subject Matter: U.S, Part 1 of a 10-Part Series, by Julia Cox, Ph.D., Paul Jenny, Laura Opperman, Ph.D. and Lisa Mueller, BRIC Wall Blog, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, April 30, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Changes Standard for Sanctions in Patent Cases, Impacting Patent Trolls, IP Insights blog, Boardman & Clark LLP, April 29, 2014 on Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management Systems Inc. (case 12-1163) and Octane Fitness LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness Inc. (case 12-1184)

Supreme Court Relaxes Standard for Shifting Fees in 'Exceptional Cases' and Increases Deference to District Court Decisions Awarding or Denying Fees, Client Alert, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, April 30, 2014

Federal Circuit Holds That Non-Practicing Entity May Obtain a Preliminary Injunction, Intellectual Property Update, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, April 30, 2014 on Trebro Manufacturing, Inc. v. FireFly Equipment, LLC, ___ F.3d ___ , 2014 WL 1377790 (Fed. Cir. 2014)