Patent damages continue to take center stage at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In a five-month time span, the Federal Circuit rendered several critical opinions related to patent damages that are on the forefront of the hotly contested patent reform debate, and bear significantly on the technology industry's deep pockets.
With three recent decisions handed down from judges of the Federal Circuit, Lucent Technologies v. Gateway, Cornell University v. Hewlett-Packard and ResQNet.Com v. Lansa, the appellate court is capturing the attention of technology industry giants and patent practitioners alike.
The decisions demonstrate the Federal Circuit's desire for the district courts to act as gatekeepers on patent damages awards, and send a strong message to patent owners: You need evidence to support your damages case.
In an article published in Law360, Hartford's Elizabeth Alquist and Stamford's Cecilia Zhang Stiber take a look at the court's new focus on damage awards.
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Mark A. Romance authored an article, "Five Tips for an Effective Mediation Statement," which was published by the American Bar Association, Section of Litigation.
Mark Romance authored a United States Law & Practice Update, entitled "New Rule Requires Foreign Applicants to Be Represented by U.S. Lawyer," published by theINTA Bulletin, a newsletter for the International Trademark Association.
Ryan S. Osterweil, a senior associate in Day Pitney's Intellectual Property group and a member of the firm's Regulated Substances practice group will be speaking on a panel, "The Cannabis Goldrush and the IP Landgrab," at a program presented by the Patents Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Jonathan Tropp will discuss the recent Federal Circuit chip technology patent case, Power Integrations, Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor International, at the 35th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar in New York, NY.
In the BTI Litigation Outlook 2020: Changes, Trends, and Opportunities for Law Firms, published by the BTI Consulting Group, Day Pitney was named a "Powerhouse in Complex Commercial Litigation."
Ryan Osterweil was quoted in an article, "'It Isn't Illegal If It Doesn't Exist yet': Patent Laws Pose Challenges for the Cannabis Industry," which was published by Cannabis Wire and reports on a recent New York City Bar Association program where he served as a panelist.
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Carrie Webb Olson, Elizabeth A. Alquist and Mitchell R. Harris have been selected as winners of the Lexology Client Choice Awards USA & Canada 2017.