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Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on standard-essential patents and antitrust

Posted in Antitrust, Miscellaneous
Today, we attended a hearing held on Capitol Hill by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights regarding standard-essential patents.  The hearing, titled “Standard Essential Patent Disputes and Antitrust Law,” featured testimony from four witnesses from diverse SEP-related backgrounds. A. Douglas Melamed, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Intel Corp. Donald J. … Continue Reading

Senate Judiciary Committee to hold July 30 hearing on standard-essential patents and antitrust law

Posted in Antitrust, Miscellaneous
Patent assertions by non-practicing entities have been garnering much of the patent-related attention on Capitol Hill, but standard-essential patents are also in the mix.  Next week, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights is scheduled to have a hearing on “Standard Essential Patent Disputes and Antitrust Law.”  The hearing is … Continue Reading

House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on abusive patent litigation and the ITC focuses on non-practicing entities, litigation costs, and remedies

Posted in International Trade Commission, Legislation, Miscellaneous, Non-Practicing Entities
This afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet held a hearing titled “Abusive Patent Litigation: The Issues Impacting American Competitiveness and Job Creation at the International Trade Commission and Beyond.”  This hearing comes on the heels of a broader hearing on abusive patent litigation held by the same committee … Continue Reading

House Judiciary Committee to hold hearing on “abusive patent litigation” and the ITC

Posted in Legislation, Miscellaneous
Patents have been getting a lot of attention on Capitol Hill lately, with the reintroduced SHIELD Act and the recent Congressional hearing on “abusive patent litigation.”  Next week patents will get even more airtime, as the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet will hold a hearing titled Abusive Patent Litigation: … Continue Reading

ITC begins evidentiary hearing on InterDigital’s 3G standard-essential patent infringement complaint against Huawei, Nokia, ZTE (337-TA-800)

Posted in International Trade Commission, Litigation, Non-Practicing Entities
This morning, at the U.S. International Trade Commission, the hearing commenced in In the Matter of Certain Wireless Devices with 3G Capabilities and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-800) before presiding Administrative Law Judge David. P. Shaw.  This case involves the ITC’s investigation into allegations brought by InterDigital that respondents Huawei, Nokia, and ZTE infringe various InterDigital … Continue Reading
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