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Forbes: Steal A Trade Secret, Go To Jail?

by: David M. Pridham Intellectual property battles can make or break a company — just ask Paragon Trade Brands, whose diaper business “hit the fan” (so to speak) and went bankrupt after infringing Procter & Gamble’s Pampers diaper patents. Or ask Amazon, which...

Reuters: Patent plaintiffs see way around U.S. Supreme Court ruling

"I saw a lot of anti-patent people doing a victory dance yesterday without really understanding what this decision means," said David Pridham By Jan Wolfe | May 23, 2017 (Reuters) - Corporations are cheering a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting where they can be...

Corporate Counsel: PTAB Imposes Double Jeopardy on Patent Owners

Even if you believe the PTABs post-grant proceedings have generally played a positive role in eliminating some junk patents, the evidence shows that PTAB is violating the spirit of §325(d) of the America Invents Act —and the intent of Congress—by failing to limit...

Forbes: The Patent Litigation Lie

by: David M. Pridham Ask any 10 people on the street for the first thought that comes to mind when they hear the word “patents,” and nine out of 10 will probably say “lawsuits.” This shows how far the patent system has fallen in public esteem from the days not long...