The Fall season brings not only football, changing leaves and pumpkins, but also many program opportunities on your favorite legal issues — ours being standard essential patents.  Here are some program opportunities in the coming weeks to consider:

Today, Tuesday Oct. 13 at 2pm – 3pm Eastern, Intellectual Property Owners Association IP Chat Channel

If you are attending the AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC this week, please join us at an educational CLE provided by the Standards & Open Source Committee on “Practical Considerations in Litigating Standard Essential Patents” on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 3:30 pm.  Our own David Long will be moderating the one-hour panel discussion

As we told you last week, there will be a free upcoming webinar in conjunction with the AIPLA Standards and Open Source Committee.  The webinar will feature a panel of attorneys and industry professionals discussing the consequences that may stem from decisions in some recent standard-essential patent cases of note, including the RAND breach

The recent decisions in the Microsoft-Motorola district court case and the Samsung-Apple ITC investigation (No. 337-TA-794) promise to have far-reaching consequences for those in industries that deal with standard-essential patents.  We at the Essential Patent Blog thought it would be helpful to have a panel of seasoned experts discuss the import of these decisions.  To

FTCWe’ve finally sifted through the many public comments submitted in response to the FTC-Google consent decree and proposed order.  As we noted Monday, over two dozen individuals, companies, and organizations representing a wide range of interests submitted comments.  Later this week, we will do a post featuring the details of some of the post submitted by interested companies, such as Apple, Ericsson, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and Research In Motion.  But today, we are going to focus on the comments that have been submitted by other types of organizations, which include a veritable alphabet soup of interest groups, professional organizations, and industry or trade associations.
Continue Reading FTC-Google public comments round-up #1: Interest groups and industry/professional organizations weigh in


  • The global patent battle between Apple and Samsung continues, both on the SEP and non-SEP front.  The U.S. International Trade Commission recently issued a notice that it will review an Administrative Law Judge’s prior finding that Samsung infringed several non-SEP Apple patents, and also remanded part of the case back to the ALJ.  (More