The high court agreed Friday to review a deeply divided Federal Circuit ruling on the standard for determining whether certain computed-related inventions deserve patent protection.
After two jury trials and counting, Apple's hard-fought patent spat with Samsung has yielded about $930 million in damages for Apple and a handsome $60 million in fees for its lawyers at Morrison & Foerster.
"It's getting to the point of hysteria, really," said Anthony Brown, a former big-firm lawyer who takes pride in helping inventors assert their patents despite getting slapped with the troll label.
The Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday that GoDaddy.com can't be held liable for facilitating its customers' cybersquatting, as alleged in a suit brought by the Malaysian state-owned petro-giant Petronas.
A pair of Silicon Valley judges have dramatically parted ways on how much wiggle room email providers have under federal wiretap laws to gather user information.
Google lawyer Robert Van Nest tried to defend a judge's ruling Oracle's Java copyrights before a clearly skeptical panel.