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Lawyers Acting Badly, Or Not? Misconduct In Ip Litigation: Recent Examples And The Questions They Raise, Lisa Dolak Jun 2010

Lawyers Acting Badly, Or Not? Misconduct In Ip Litigation: Recent Examples And The Questions They Raise, Lisa Dolak

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Misconduct in civil litigation is not a new phenomenon. Nor is it confined to particular types of cases. Because of their characteristic intensity. however, intellectual property cases may be more likely to inspire bad behavior than other types of cases. The associated pressures seem, on occasion, to lead litigants and trial lawyers to succumb to the temptation to step outside the bounds of vigorous advocacy.

Trial and appellate judges in a number of recent IP cases have wrestled with the issue of whether certain litigation tactics crossed the line between advocacy and abuse. For example, trial judges have recently rebuked ...


Patent Busting With Prior Art?, Brendan O. Baggot Mar 2010

Patent Busting With Prior Art?, Brendan O. Baggot

Brendan O. Baggot

Although there are many routes to invalidating a patent, what are the chances of finding prior art missed during U .S. prosecution? What are some of the factors that influence the outcome of a patent search? How can one assess a priori the likelihood of uncovering “new” prior art? How does the specific technology affect the outcome? These and other