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SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS STRONG VALIDITY STANDARD FOR ISSUED PATENTS: MICROSOFT CORP. V. I4I LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

The US Supreme Court has affirmed that an issued patent has a presumption of validity that requires a high standard of proof to overcome.  In Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Limited Partnership,[1] the Supreme Court affirmed that an invalidity defense in a p…

GOOD NEWS FOR PATENT OWNERS, THE DEFENSE OF INEQUITABLE CONDUCT IS DRAMATICALLY RESTRICTED BY FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS

The patent law defense of inequitable conduct, sometimes referred to as fraud on the Patent Office, has been dramatically restricted by an en banc ruling of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the court of appeals responsible for all patent…

A PATENT ROYALTY 25% “RULE OF THUMB” THAT ISN’T WHEN IN THE COURTROOM: UNILOC V. MICROSOFT

A “rule of thumb” used by accounting experts for many years to approximate royalties in patent cases is no longer admissible in the courtroom.  The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the appeals court responsible for all patent cases, has…