New York Times Takes A Small Peek Under IV’s Cloak

In today’s New York Times, Steve Lohr has a write up and a blog post about the highly controversial ‘Intellectual Ventures.’ Due to their intensively secretive nature and unusual business models (Lohr reports: “Intellectual Ventures, a secretive $5 billion investment firm has scooped up 30,000 patents, inspire admiration and angst,” as a result “Several analysts say that Intellectual Ventures…

Series on Venue Shopping and the Eastern District of Texas Part 3

Plaintiff-hungry lawyers Gobble Up Eastern District of Texas Patent CasesAs we’ve talked about, there are a few significant reasons why cases are so often taken to Marshall, such as plaintiff-friendly juries, the “rocket docket” and plaintiff-hungry lawyers. As a conclusion to this series, today we’ll just focus on why Marshall is so attractive to plaintiff-hungry…

Patent Reform is Crucial to Obama's Global Competition and Innovation Agenda

During last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama spoke of the need to maintain the nation’s competitive position in the world and to encourage innovation. While we wholeheartedly agree with the President’s focus on competition and innovation, unfortunately our outdated patent laws inhibit the innovation they’re supposed to promote – especially in the…

Patent Reform is Crucial to Obama’s Global Competition and Innovation Agenda

During last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama spoke of the need to maintain the nation’s competitive position in the world and to encourage innovation. While we wholeheartedly agree with the President’s focus on competition and innovation, unfortunately our outdated patent laws inhibit the innovation they’re supposed to promote – especially in the…

Literature Review: Patent Litigation Popularity

Another recent article, cleverly titled, Of Trolls, Davids, Goliaths, and Kings: Narratives and Evidence in the Litigation of High-Tech Patents, seeks to quantify the most popular “type” of patent disputes. Authored by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Colleen Chien, the article studies case filings from January 2000 to March 2008. Chien investigated the prevalence of…