Scott Graham

After 'TC Heartland,' Lawyers, Courts and Clients Race to Shape New Venue Rules

Scott Graham and Tom McParland

The Supreme Court set off a patent law earthquake with its venue decision TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands. Three months later it's still unclear how far the shock waves will spread.

Uber Hits Road Block in 'Privilege' Defense Over Google Car Files

Scott Graham

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley has thrown a wrench into the company's plan to tell jurors that Anthony Levandowski may have had an innocent reason for downloading Google's data.

Alsup Likely to Remain in Driver's Seat in Uber Trade Secrets Case

Scott Graham

Federal Circuit judges show little interest in steering dispute into arbitration.

No Right to Jury Trial on Patent Fee Shifting, Federal Circuit Rules

Scott Graham

The appeals court affirmed attorney fee awards totaling $12 million in a pair of cases involving Alzheimer's disease research.

Judge Blasts Uber's 'Jaw-Dropping' Waiver of In-House Privilege in Waymo Feud

Scott Graham

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Corley said Uber's selective waiver of attorney-client privilege for meetings involving Travis Kalanick and Uber litigation chief Angela Padilla was self-serving and implausible.

Podcast Concept Isn't Patentable, Court Rules

Scott Graham

The Electronic Frontier Foundation scored a win Monday in its assault on a patent that claimed to cover the very idea of a podcast.

Federal Circuit Weighs $1.4M Fee Award in the Original 'Octane Fitness' Case

Scott Graham

Three years after the U.S. Supreme Court eased the standard for awarding "exceptional case" attorney fees in patent litigation, the parties in that case are still fighting about—and incurring—fees.

Monkey See, Monkey Settle: Deal in the Works to Resolve Famous Selfie Case

Scott Graham

A new monkey may have to bring a test case to get a definitive answer on whether animals can be "authors" under copyright law. Naruto, the crested macaque from Indonesia, is talking settlement.

Irell Avoids Shock Verdict in Defibrillator Patent Case

Scott Graham

Normally, a $10 million verdict is nothing to crow about. But Irell partner David Gindler called it an "amazing outcome" for his client considering Dutch electronics corporation Koninklijke Philips N.V. was seeking $217 million.

Apple and Samsung, Fighting Over New Trial, Head Back to Court

Scott Graham

A hearing Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh could resolve whether last year's U.S. Supreme Court decision means another showdown between the tech giants.

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