Patent News

Fact Issues Preclude Dismissal Under Alice

Two Federal Circuit decisions in February on Alice caught my eye. The first was Berkheimer v. HP Inc. which was decided on February 8, 2018. Berkheimer was an appeal from the Northern District of Illinois court granting summary judgment in favor of the accused infringer, in part, that claims were patent ineligible under 35 U.S.C. Section 101. The Federal Circuit...
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Use of Experts in a Licensing Dispute

Reading opinions on what evidence courts allow in or exclude are useful for attorneys to consider when preparing and building a case well before trial, including defining the roles of experts. In Ceats, Inc. v Ticketnetwork. Inc., et. al., 2:15 –cv-1470, (E.D. Tex. Jan 17, 2018) the court in the Eastern District of Texas was required to address the limits...
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Patent Venue Discovery

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s TC Heartland decision and In re Cray from the Federal Circuit, litigants are attempting to determine the boundaries of proper and improper venue for patent infringement cases. This, of course, leads to disputes concerning what information and facts are relevant and what are not. As courts wrestle with these issues, it will be...
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POLASEK, QUISENBERRY & ERRINGTON, L.L.P. (PQE) (located in the Houston, Texas area) is an intellectual property law firm dedicated to protecting and enforcing clients’ intellectual property on an hourly, modified billing or contingent-fee basis. PQE has handled numerous contingent fee patent infringement litigations since its inception in 2002.  While PQE provides a full range of intellectual property services, its emphasis...
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