Over at PaidContent.org, an article went up yesterday about The Facebook Fight attempting to explain to us mere mortals How Yahoo Could Win, Lose Or Draw. The article is chock full of useful, and completely made up, information including “odds” on the various outcomes. Granted, the author admits the posted odds are both speculative and … Continue reading
Patent reform ala H.R. 1249 is expected to be signed by President Obama this coming Friday, and big law firms have good reason to celebrate. Section 19 of the proposed legislation changes the general rule about joining multiple parties together in a single lawsuit, and takes immediate, though not retroactive, effect. Under the current rule … Continue reading
If you read any contemporary articles, blogs or lawyer commentary about patent litigation, the two phrases “plaintiff-friendly” (or “patent owner friendly”) and “East Texas” are often found close together. I, for one, like this characterization. The urban myth of the “plaintiff friendly” East Texas courts helps convince patent infringers that they should “fear” the court’s results. And if that “fear” means patent owners that are known for using East Texas courts get better results, so be it. However, I am a stickler for facts, and the fact is it just ain’t true. Continue reading
The latest chapter in the ongoing saga that is Warrior Sports v Dickinson Wright was written this week, as the Court of Appeals sent the case back down to the Eastern District of Michigan. As if the legal issues in this case weren’t fascinating enough, the entire circumstance is worth reporting as it takes its … Continue reading
If you read about, get involved in, or otherwise pay attention to patent litigation, then you’ve heard of Marshall, Texas. For instance, Marshall is on the radar screen of judges in Washington, DC, as evidenced by the recent decision in In re Microsoft (one of several in the past couple of years) forcing the District … Continue reading
Via Michael Smith’s EDTex Blog: Motions to transfer filed by the defendant in the one of the three in which it was filed (a single-defendant case) was granted from the bench (as I write this, patent lawyers are literally scattering across the Marshall square in search of computers, typewriters, and even Putt-Putt penciles to file … Continue reading
Venue momentum of patent litigation has generally kept cases moving away from the Eastern District of Texas, but according to this order Wi-Lan convinced Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California to send the case Aliphcom’s case over to Texas.