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The Supreme Court and Congress are both taking up patent venue reform, and legal departments should pay close attention.
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.
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.
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria also wrote in an order on Wednesday that a law barring IMDb.com from publishing the age of entertainers would do little to thwart age discrimination in Hollywood.