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.
The satellite radio company lost a bid to streamline a major copyright battle over its rights to broadcast pre-1972 recordings, leaving the company to defend itself on multiple fronts.
One week before trial, a judge in Virginia has disqualified a damages expert proffered by Rembrandt Social Media, a nonpracticing entity that accuses Facebook of infringing two of its patents.
"Defensive patent aggregator" RPX Corporation and its lawyers at Latham & Watkins lost a bid to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit challenging RPX's business model.
Oracle's fight with Google is the big draw Wednesday at the Federal Circuit, but the same panel is also hearing an important appeal challenging a USPTO rule used to weigh patent indefiniteness.