Building a BAIL Team

On November 10th, the Blackstone LaunchPad presented a BAIL Workshop at Syracuse University. What is BAIL? BAIL stands for banker, accountant, insurance, and lawyer, and Blackstone recommends every new business or startup form a good relationship with each team member. At the workshop, banks were represented by Ben Alexander, Commercial… Read More»

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Researching The 2011 America Invents Act (AIA)

In an effort to weed out invalid patents, the 2011 America Invents Act provided a new proceeding that enables third parties to challenge the validity of newly issued patents. Professor Shubha Ghosh, the Crandall Melvin Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law, is gathering data about these proceedings.… Read More»

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The Supreme Court Revisits Patent Venue

On December 14, 2016, the Supreme Court granted cert in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods.  This widely anticipated case brings to the front the question of patent venue and the problem of “Forum selling,” the alleged practice of some jurisdictions creating a favorable environment for litigation and its benefits for… Read More»

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Thoughts On Samsung v. Apple, Part Two

On December 6, 2016, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Samsung in its ongoing litigation with Apple over infringement of four design patents covering the iPhone.  A jury found in favor of Apple and awarded $ 399 million in damages for the infringement of the patents on the design… Read More»

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Thoughts on Samsung v. Apple

On October 11, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Samsung v. Apple, a closely watched case involving how to calculate damages for infringement of a design patent. The result of this case will undoubtedly affect design patent litigation and jump start discussion of design patent law. In… Read More»

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Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee

On April 25, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a patent case that has implications for the integrity of the patent system. At issue is the continued viability of the most comprehensive reform of the patent system since 1952, the America Invents Act.

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Supreme Court Case on Enhanced Damages

When can a patent owner obtain enhanced damages in a successful suit for patent infringement? What is the relationship between the standard for awarding enhanced damages and awarding attorney’s fees in patent cases? These and other questions were debated before the Supreme Court on February 23, 2016, in a pair of consolidated cases, Halo Electronics v. Pulse Electronics and Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer. The final decision, to be announced in the next few months, will affect patent practice as well as the pace of technology development and litigation.

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