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Webinar Recording – Balancing Product Development and Patent Risk: Freedom-to-Operate and Avoiding Liability

Patent infringement risk can cost companies hundreds of millions of dollars and carries with it the threat of triple damages in cases of willfulness. And while in recent history the possibility of large verdicts seemed unlikely, over the past year the industry has seen a sudden increase in billion-dollar mega-verdicts, some with willfulness enhancements. With […]

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Review Claims and Capture Analysis in Multiple Languages

The latest Clearstone FTO upgrade brings powerful functionality for reviewing patent claims and capturing analysis in multiple languages. With this major architecture overhaul, users can now select claim sets from among several languages that may be available and perform deep analysis, including claim text highlighting and commenting, in any one or more languages. These enhancements […]

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Clearstone FTO’s Enhanced Sharing Capabilities Make Collaboration Seamless and Smart

We’re excited to announce that Clearstone FTO has been recently enhanced with powerful new features to greatly improve collaboration between patent counsel and R&D.

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ClearstoneIP Selected by LexisNexis for 2019 Accelerator Cohort

ClearstoneIP is proud to announce that it has been selected from a record number of applicants to participate in this year’s LexisNexis Legal Tech Accelerator. “The Legal Tech Accelerator is an extension of the company’s long-standing support of the legal startup community worldwide and helps power legal market innovation, whether inside or outside its business. […]

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How An Early Patent Investigation Helped CalAmp Avoid $6 Million in Enhanced Damages

A recent Federal Circuit case, Omega Patents v. CalAmp, underscores the importance of conducting early patent investigations and how they can help avoid enhanced damages due to willful patent infringement. CalAmp entered the appeal owing $9 million in compensatory and enhanced damages for willful patent infringement after a jury trial ($15 million total after attorney’s […]

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Deloitte Survey Highlights Value of Legal Tech for In-house Legal Departments

Deloitte recently published a survey of 300 in-house legal department executives in nine different countries about their transformations in making better use of advances in technology to maximize efficiency, reduce cost and free up lawyers’ time to work more closely with the organization as a trusted business partner. Risk management functions lead the way in readiness and […]

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ClearstoneIP to Attend Upcoming IP Law Events

ClearstoneIP will be attending two major IP community events this fall. We’d love to meet you! 2018 IPO Annual Meeting, Chicago First, it’s the 2018 IPO Annual Meeting in Chicago on September 23-25th. ClearstoneIP will be exhibiting as part of the IP Expo, showcasing our continually evolving cloud platform for managing the complexities of the […]

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Federal Circuit Affirms: No Enhanced Damages Against Willful Infringer Who Intentionally Copied

The Federal Circuit last week affirmed a district court’s denial of enhanced patent infringement damages in Sociedad Espanola de Electromedicina y Calidad v. Blue Ridge X-Ray Co., limiting the total damages to just the $852,000 jury award. In a previous summary of post-Halo cases, we noted the remarkable facts in the underlying trial: the defendants […]

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Willful Infringement Case Update – Eidos Display v. Chi Mei Innolux

Earlier this month, Judge Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas issued a post-trial decision penalizing a patent infringer for failing to form a good-faith non-infringement or invalidity position before the lawsuit. The court doubled the $4.1 million verdict for a total of $8.2 million in damages. Eidos Display, LLC v. Chi Mei Innolux Corp., […]

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Willful Infringement: More Clarity From the Federal Circuit — Exmark v. Briggs & Stratton and More

The Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Exmark v. Briggs & Stratton echoes the central point in our prior analysis of Halo v. Pulse that timing matters in determining whether an accused infringer did so willfully. The case leaves us with two key practical implications: Early investigation of patent threats can help avoid a finding of willful infringement; positions […]

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