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FAQ: What Happens To Intellectual Property Rights In Bankruptcy?

Written by Duane Brescia on July 25, 2017

Strasburger & Price partner Duane J. Brescia provides Oil & Gas Investor with a guide to intellectual property rights for oil and gas companies going through bankruptcy. Subscribers can read the full article here.

For Patent Infringement, Sold Property Is All Yours

Written by David Gorski on June 7, 2017

When do patent rights end?  If you buy a patented invention, is it your property in the same way that you can do with a pair of pants as you please after purchasing it?  After the purchase of a pair of pants, the owner can resell, alter, or even burn it as desired.  With patents, Read More…

New Patent Litigation Environment for East Texas

Written by Katherine E. David and David Gorski on May 31, 2017

By 2016, over 40% of U.S. patent litigation cases were filed in the Eastern District of Texas. Now, everything is about to change. A recent re-interpretation of patent litigation venue requirements may spell the end of an era for the Eastern District of Texas (EDTEX) – a plaintiff-friendly venue which frequently sees large monetary awards. Read More…

There’s No Place Like Home – Supreme Court Ruling on Patent Venues

Written by Richard Fladung on May 25, 2017

As the famous line spoken by the character Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz suggests, companies facing patent litigation claims are now more likely to have cases brought in district courts where they are incorporated or headquartered, rather than in the present popular patent districts or “hot spots.”  The recent ruling by the Supreme Court Read More…

When Is Telling Someone You Have A Secret Revealing Too Much?

Written by David Gorski on May 10, 2017

Of course, telling someone that you have a secret is not the same as telling them what the secret is. Still, someone now knows that you have a secret. This has turned out to be an important concept for the “on-sale bar rule” in patent law. A patent is a deal with the US government. Read More…