Patent Law

  • First-To-File Patent Law Is Imminent, But What Will It Mean?

    First-To-File Patent Law Is Imminent, But What Will It Mean?

    Editor’s note: Leonid (“Lenny”) Kravets is a patent attorney at Panitch, Schwarze, Belisario and Nadel, LLP in Philadelphia, PA, focusing on patent prosecution and intellectual property transactions in computer-related technology areas. One of the main changes resulting from the passage of the America Invents Act (AIA) is the transition of U.S. patent law from a… Read More

  • Does Apple’s HTC Agreement Indicate A Softening Of Its Approach To Patent Litigation?

    Does Apple’s HTC Agreement Indicate A Softening Of Its Approach To Patent Litigation?

    Apple and HTC today announced jointly a settlement of all ongoing patent litigation between the two, in a licensing agreement with a 10-year term, any further terms of which were not released. Many will be wondering if this is a sign that Apple’s hard-line stance with regards to its IP and patent litigation may be experiencing a general softening, but it’s much more complicated… Read More

  • Patent Law 101: What’s Wrong And Ways To Make It Right

    Patent Law 101: What’s Wrong And Ways To Make It Right

    Patent blogs were lit up after the Supreme Court’s decision in Prometheus v. Mayo. Some have hailed the decision as a “harbinger of progress to come” while others have denounced it as revealing “just how little the Court understands the nuances of science, philosophy and language – let alone the patent law itself.” Describing the decision as… Read More