We’re going to try to make a weekly thing out of sharing interesting content we see around relevant corners of the internet. Some will be specifically Waco- and Western-District-related; some will be generally IP- or patent-related; and some may just be whatever we find intriguing. If you’ve written (or just seen) any content that you think we’d like to feature, please bring it to our attention.
On to this week’s roundup:
- From our similarly-themed friends over at the Waco Patent Litigation Updates blog, here’s a description of the jury-selection procedures that Judge Albright will be employing for his upcoming October 5 trial in the MV3 Partners v. Roku litigation: Patent Voir Dire Procedure
- Is the Waco Division’s high volume of patent litigation part of a natural evolution, or is it “problematic”? For a pair of proponents of the latter view, see Paul Gugliuzza and Jonas Anderson over at Patently-O: How the West Became the East: The Patent Litigation Explosion in the Western District of Texas
- There’s no question that third-party litigation financing has become a significant factor in much of modern patent litigation. See one take on the phenomenon from Trey Hebert of Permentum Capital here: Intersection of Litigation Finance and Patent Litigation
- If you ever wished you could file a Covered Business Method petition at the PTAB, you missed your chance, as the program expired this past week. But—spoiler alert—some are already advocating to bring it back, per Scott McKeown at the Patents Post-Grant blog: CBM Sunsets at the PTAB….For Now
- This week Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was “sued for allegedly using copyrighted photos [of himself] on Instagram.” [Houston Chronicle] This case is the latest chapter in a saga relating to paparazzi photos of celebrities that raises some (legally, if not necessarily societally) interesting questions about the intersection between copyright and the right of publicity, as addressed last year at The Fashion Law: As the Number of Paparazzi v. Celebrity Copyright Cases Grows, How Big of a Problem is This Really?
- These days being an effective patent lawyer means staying apprised of relevant antitrust law developments, too. Michael Renaud, Joseph Miller, Adrian Kwan, and Philip Ducker tackle the N.D. Tex.’s recent dismissal of an antitrust case based on assertion of a standard-essential patent portfolio for the National Law Review: Another One Bites the Dust—N.D. Tex. Dismisses Antitrust Claims re FRAND Commitments with Prejudice
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