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House of Representatives Passes the Innovation Act — What You Need to Know

On December 5, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3309, a piece of patent reform legislation known as the “Innovation Act of 2013.” The bill passed 325-91, with most of the opposition coming from Democrats, but with some Republican opponents as well. The bill would amend U.S. Code Title 35 (the section that governs patent law) and the "America Invents Act,” which Congress passed in 2011 (but which most folks agree did not accomplish nearly enough in the way of true reform).

New ITC eDiscovery Rules Clear Path for Swifter, Less Costly Patent Infringement Investigations

Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. § 1337) authorizes the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate complaints of certain unfair practices in import trade. Section 337 investigations could be an attractive alternative to civil patent litigation for some corporations …

Making Sure Your Predictive Coding Solution Doesn’t Cost More…

Depending on how it’s used, predictive coding may result in a discovery process that is less expensive than a process built around traditional search term based culling and manual document review.  I emphasize "may" because…

Order Highlights Potential Costs of Predictive Coding

Predictive coding continues to gain momentum as a hedge against spiraling discovery costs. But if you assume that its usage will dramatically lower costs every time, you might be surprised by…

Two Big States, Many Big Differences in eDiscovery Rules

As of the summer of 2012, 36 states had in some way amended their respective rules of civil procedure to account for the exchange of ESI. However, this month two significant states — Florida and New York — undertook very different approaches ...

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