California Lawyer

Authors: John P. Bovich

Patent litigation remains in the limelight as claims proliferate from patent holders who aren’t inventors. This year has brought numerous news and feature stories, important court rulings, and a plan from the president to address intellectual property challenges. Updates to the America Invents Act of 2011 are pending in Congress, and the state of Vermont in May adopted its own law targeting demand letters sent to consumers and small businesses challenging their use of common office equipment like scanners. Here’s a roundup from four IP practitioners, Michael A. Berta of Arnold & Porter; John P. Bovich of Reed Smith; Ashok Ramani of Keker & Van Nest; and David T. Rudolph of Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein. Mediator Jeff Kichaven moderated the conversation with Laura Impellizzeri of California Lawyer.

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