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January/February 2015

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Giving Teeth to 35 U.S.C. § 285 to Award Attorneys’ Fees Against Vexatious Plaintiff Patentees
With patent litigation expenses on the rise, accused infringers seek effective tools to curb abusive lawsuits brought by patent trolls. This article explores using the fee-shifting provision of 35 U.S.C. § 285 as one such tool, particularly in light of recent Supreme Court decisions that have made it easier to obtain fee awards.
A Marked Improvement
False Marking and the AIA
How Should I File?
Protect your idea with a copyright, patent, or trademark
IPRs and ANDA Litigation
All a Matter of Timing
Six Copyright Law Resources for the Non-Copyright Practitioner
Copyright law is changing dramatically. Free online resources are growing to meet practitioner needs. The Copyright Litigation Handbook provides an overview of a wide range of free resources for copyright practitioners.
When Is a Foreigner Diverse? Diversity Jurisdiction in Cases Involving Foreign Citizens and Businesses
People, businesses, and transactions increasingly cross borders. When a dispute arises, lawyers need to know whether a federal court will have diversity jurisdiction over the ensuing lawsuit.
Greening Your Practice
Practical Steps Toward Responsible Environmental Stewardship