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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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ClearstoneIP Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type II Audit

We are thrilled to announce that ClearstoneIP Inc. has successfully completed a System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II audit, performed by Sensiba San Filippo LLP. This is a major accomplishment by our team and demonstrates our proactive and complete dedication to cybersecurity and the protection of our customers’ data. Developed by the American […]

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The Federal Circuit’s Give-and-Take in Cisco’s Willful Infringement

The first time at the Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit, Cisco was able to slice its damages penalty in half by eliminating the extra $23.6 million awarded by the trial court for enhanced damages due to willful infringement. On its second visit to the court of appeals, it was not so lucky. In SRI International […]

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ClearstoneIP joins Reynen Court Solutions Store to help patent groups digitize FTO analysis

ClearstoneIP, the only provider of digital workflow software that is purpose-built for the freedom-to-operate process, announced today its partnership with Reynen Court Inc., the fast-growing software company supported by a consortium of twenty of the largest global law firms. The Clearstone FTO platform will be featured and made available to discover, evaluate and procure for deployment to […]

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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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Willfulness Case at the Federal Circuit: Eko Brands v. ARM — An Erroneous Jury Instruction Survives Challenge and Defeats Willfulness Claim

In a recent Federal Circuit case, Eko Brands, LLC v. Adrian Rivera Maynez Enters., the court narrowly upheld a jury instruction that may have been rejected had the defendant raised its objections differently at trial. The case generally stands to reinforce the division of duties between the jury and the court (namely that the jury […]

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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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Federal Circuit Vacates Enhanced Damages Award Against Cisco Because No Willfulness Before Knowledge of Patent

The Federal Circuit issued an interesting decision involving willful infringement last week, in particular relating to evidence needed to support a period of time during which the alleged willful activity took place. In SRI International, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., the appeals court found that SRI had not presented sufficient evidence to support a willfulness […]

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