Next week, on March 15, 2017, the Federal Circuit Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago are hosting an Intellectual Property Law Symposium at the University Club of Chicago from 8:45am until 5:00pm.  Register here.  Speakers include Northern District of Illinois Judges Castillo, Feinerman, Holderman (Ret.), Kendall, and Pallmeyer; as

O2 Media, LLC v. Narrative Science Inc., No. 15 C 5129, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 3, 2017) (Tharp, J.).

Judge Tharp denied defendant Narrative Sciences’ 35 U. S.C. § 285 motion to make the case exceptional after using a motion to dismiss in this patent case.

The Court previously held that O2 Media’s

This recent RPX[1] report tells retailers what you likely already knew anecdotally – NPE cases are back. Patent litigation filings in the first half of 2015 are close to 2013 levels. As you are likely aware, this is in stark contrast to the large drops in 2014 filings.

The 2014 drop was largely explained

PWC has published the latest installment of its yearly patent litigation survey.  This year’s study has a focus on recent changes and how those changes are affecting patentees.  In particular, the PWC study provides eight key observations:

  1. Patent litigation declined by 13% in 2014. PWC asserts that this is driven by the Alice Corp. v.

Vehicle Intelligence & Safety LLC v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, No. 13 C 4417, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 29, 2015) (Hart, Sen. J.).

Judge Hart granted defendants’ Mercedes-Benz USA’s and Daimler’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(c) motion to dismiss plaintiff Vehicle Intelligence & Safety’s (“VIS”) patent claims as unenforceable because they were patent ineligible