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- Collecting Fees Still Tough After Octane, Highmark Cases
Law360 | August 28, 2015
Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen provides commentary in this article discussing how two Supreme Court rulings have helped accused patent infringers gain leverage to resolve weak cases earlier and get attorneys' fees awarded.
- Nautilus Standard Used by CAFC to Overturn Pre-Nautilus Patent Indefiniteness Judgment
BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal | March 11, 2015
Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen and Chicago IP Counseling
& Transactions partner Paul Kitch discuss the Federal Circuit’s precedential
opinion reversing a district court's judgment of patent claim invalidity for
indefiniteness since the Supreme Court's Nautilus decision.
- Lawyers Weigh in on High Court Claim Construction Ruling
Law360 | January 20, 2015
Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen and Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to cast aside the Federal Circuit's long-standing rule that all district court claim construction rulings must be reviewed anew on appeal.