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Archive for April 29th, 2014

Octane Fitness To Spur Senate Patent Reform Bill?

Posted On: Apr. 29, 2014   By: Scott A. McKeown
Octane FitnessJudiciary Simplifies Patent Reform Debate…..Again

Although promised on Monday, the world still awaits the highly anticipated Senate patent reform bill. As pointed out previously, a major sticking point is the “fee shifting” (a.k.a. loser pays) aspect of the bill. The Senate has seemingly struggled to balance the needs of innovators that enforce patents with the need to rein in patent troll profiteering. That struggle may have been mooted today by the Supreme Court’s decision in Octane Fitness LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. (here) Read the rest of this entry »