European IP Rights and Brexit

With U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s election back in 2015 came his announcement that the U.K. would hold an “in/out” referendum to decide whether the nation would remain part of the European Union. The country was strongly divided, with 52% voting for a departure and 48% voting against—a startlingly close…

Amazon’s Private Patent Proceedings

One can find nearly anything for purchase online today—as online retailers continue to stretch the bounds of the online marketplace and supplant brick-and-mortar alternatives. At the forefront, Amazon has led the charge, stocking their online marketplace with everything from books and electronics to groceries and even health care services. It…

The New World of Damages

Background A judge recently expanded patent infringement damages to potentially cover the whole world. The federal circuit Judge’s interpretation of a Supreme Court case has dramatically expanded the potential penalty for patent infringement. Originally, the question of whether patent owners could sue to recover profits lost outside of the U.S.…

Lucky 10,000,000?

Sometime in 2018, the Patent Office will grant Patent No. 10,000,000. But it won't look quite like the other 9,999,999 patents before it. It will have a new face. A patent grant cover page is the physical document that is issued to inventors upon the granting of a patent. For…
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