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…

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CCIA Sends Letter to Congress Urging the Passage of Comprehensive Patent Reform

With just a couple lines at last month’s State of the Union Address, President Obama provided some crucial momentum for patent reform.  Obama stressed that jobs start from the bottom up, when workers tap into their entrepreneurial spirit and transform big ideas into real action. This is a simple formula: innovation = jobs.  The problem is…

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iPad: Doesn’t Support Flash, Multitasking; But Supports Patent Lawyers

On January 28, the day after Apple announced its highly-anticipated iPad product to the world, a company called Intellect Wireless sued Apple in the Northern District of Illinois, seeking nearly $10 million dollars in damages for infringement of its patents (Case No. 1:2010cv00586). In less than two years, Intellect Wireless has sued almost every single…

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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…

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