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Claims for transfers of Patents: clarification on time limits

Germany is one of the most important patent litigation jurisdictions in Europe, making developments in its patent law very important to globally operating companies. In recent years, the number of cases regarding claims for the transfer of patents has risen steadily in Germany. If an application is filed by someone who is not entitled to … Continue Reading

In a First, E.D. Tex. Finds Plaintiff’s Massive Litigation Campaign Asserting Patent Invalid Under Alice ‘Exceptional,’ and Awards Defendants Attorneys’ Fees

On December 17, 2015, Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas awarded attorneys’ fees under 35 U.S.C. section 285 to defendants in a set of consolidated patent lawsuits initiated by eDekka LLC. 12/17 Order at 1. A prolific patent assertion entity, eDekka filed more than 200 lawsuits in 2014 and 2015 in the Eastern … Continue Reading

Judge Gilstrap Announces New Procedure For ‘Alice’ Motions in Patent Cases

Eastern District of Texas District Judge Rodney Gilstrap, who has the busiest patent docket in the United States, recently announced a new model procedure for handling the onslaught of so-called “101” or “Alice” motions. “Alice” refers to the United States Supreme Court’s June 2014 decision in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, 134 … Continue Reading
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