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Survey Says In-House Counsel Double Down on Quality in Patent Programs

By Stephanie Forshee |

More in-house counsel are focusing on the quality of their patent programs, a new survey from IP management and analytics software company Lecorpio says.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

What to Expect From Neil Gorsuch on IP, Patents and Trade Secrets

By Scott Graham |

Though Gorsuch's views on patents are mostly unknown, the Tenth Circuit judge has had plenty to say in other areas of intellectual property. And attorneys see signs that he might scale back some procedures created by the America Invents Act.

Derek Meisner, Quantopian general counsel.

A Q&A With Quantopian General Counsel Derek Meisner

By Stephanie Forshee |

Derek Meisner, general counsel and chief compliance officer of Quantopian, speaks about being the sole attorney at a company with a fintech focus and a global reach.

Erich Andersen.

Microsoft Offers 'Umbrella' to Customers Sued Over Azure Cloud Innovations

By Scott Graham |

Microsoft Corp. has announced it will make 10,000 patents available to customers who face lawsuits over innovations that run on Azure, Microsoft's cloud computing platform, and will expand its indemnification program.

Legal Departments Find Value in Keeping Work In-House, Report Says

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

According to a new report from ALM Legal Intelligence, legal departments are bringing more work in-house, rather than relying on outside counsel.

Behind the $500M Curtain: How Skadden Handed Wilkinson Her First Trial Loss

By Jenna Greene |

After three days of deliberating, the federal jury in Dallas was back, ready to answer a $6 billion question: Did Facebook Inc. steal virtual reality technology for the Oculus Rift from Skadden's client, videogame maker ZeniMax Media Inc.?

How Product Makers Can Overcome Patent Roadblocks

By David Kline |

As products become more complex with increasing numbers of patented components, manufacturers face a growing challenge in licensing each component from its individual owner.

Ashok Ramani

New Patent Litigation Rules Require Earlier Damages Estimates

By Scott Graham |

The rules rolled out in the Northern District of California seek to avoid last-minute challenges that throw trials into chaos.

Dallas Jury Slaps Facebook With $500M Verdict in Oculus IP Case

By John Council |

In a win for lawyers at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, a Dallas jury found Facebook-owned Oculus with a $500 million verdict.

How Patent Policy Made Qualcomm an Antitrust Target

By Scott Graham |

The chipmaker has been hit with suits in the U.S. and China following an FTC action in the waning days of the Obama administration.

In-House IP Lawyers Increasingly Involved in M&A, Survey Finds

By Sue Reisinger |

Intellectual property lawyers do more than just defend patents and copyrights. Some 75 percent of in-house IP counsel in a recent life sciences survey say they are also involved in company efforts on mergers and acquisitions.