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With Eyes on Patent Venue Reform, What Should In-House Counsel Expect?

The Supreme Court and Congress are both taking up patent venue reform, and legal departments should pay close attention.

Sanford Wadler.

Ex-GC of Bio-Rad Secures Additional $3.5M in Fees in Whistleblower Suit

Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. has agreed to tack on $3.5 million in attorney fees and costs to the $11 million tally it already owes former general counsel Sanford "Sandy" Wadler.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Supreme Court Limits Patent Liability for Component Makers in Global Supply Chain

A unanimous court reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, ruling that shipping a single component cannot trigger a provision of the Patent Act that applies extraterritorially.

Judge Vince Chhabria, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Calif. Judge Says Actor-Age Law Violates First Amendment

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria also wrote in an order on Wednesday that a law barring from publishing the age of entertainers would do little to thwart age discrimination in Hollywood.