Google and a group of authors and publishers who sued the internet giant, are heading back to the bargaining table after a federal court judge declined to approve a proposed 125-million-dollar settlement between the two parties. Attorney and co-host J. Craig Williams welcomes George H. Pike, Director of the Barco Law Library and Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Attorney Lois F. Wasoff General Counsel for Publishers International Linking Association (“CrossRef”), to discuss this latest decision. They talk about the Judge’s decision and his reasons for rejecting the settlement, the “opt-in” vs.“opt-out” agreement and the possibility of Microsoft or Amazon fighting any new settlement.
What is the status of the patent misuse defense after the en banc decision of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Princo Corp. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n? On this edition of IP Counsel, host Attorney Peter Lando, partner at the firm of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, welcomes Dmitry Milikovsky, Senior Intellectual Property Rights Counsel at Qualcomm Technology Licensing, Qualcomm Incorporated, to discuss the evolution of the patent misuse doctrine, the recent Princo decision and its procedural history, as well as the relevance of the doctrine and the Princo decision to technology transfer agreements and related collaborations.
Why are companies choosing the International Trade Commission over district court litigation for patent disputes? On this edition of IP Counsel, host Attorney Peter Lando, partner at the firm of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, welcomes Attorney Craig R. Smith, partner at Lando & Anastasi, LLP, and a leading intellectual property trial attorney, to talk about why companies are choosing the International Trade Commission over district court litigation for patent disputes. Peter and Craig give an inside look into ITC investigations, and tackle a number of issues including recent holdings and other activity that have made the ITC a more popular forum.
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