The U.S. Supreme Court recently released a pair of opinions that could reduce the growing number of abusive claims filed by so-called patent trolls. Together, these decisions expand the availability of attorney’s fees for prevailing parties and increase federal district courts’ discretion in awarding fees.
The New Jersey Civil Justice Institute is hosting a teleforum on the SCOTUS cases and their implications with Prof. Adam Mossoff, a patent law expert from George Mason University School of Law.
The call will be held on Wednesday, July 16 at Noon. If you are interested in participating in the call, please email NJCJI’s Director of Public Affairs, Emily Kelchen, for the call-in information.
NJCJI is applying for CLE credit for this event. Credit is only available to those who participate in the live teleforum on July 16. Supporting materials are linked below:
- Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management System, Inc., 134 S.Ct. 1744 (2014).
- Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., 134 S.Ct. 1749 (2014).
- Supreme Court Revises Fee-Shifting Rules in Patent Cases: Weeding out Bad Actors in a Level Playing Field: Adam Mossoff and Brian O’Shaughnessy on the Licensing Executives Society Website, May 6, 2014.
- Thomas Edison Was a “Patent Troll”: Adam Mossoff in Slate, May 19, 2014.