Form 18To Blawgletter's eye, a complaint that alleges patent infringement bears itself with a certain elegance. Such a pleading often runs but several pages, and in substance it states that the Bad Guy defendant does some thing or things that infringe the Good Person plaintiff's patent. And Form 18 — which appears with its brothers and

A law prof at a small school in the Golden State opined that the jury in Apple v. Samsung went Way Too Far when on August 24 it awarded Apple almost $1.05 billion after finding that Samsung copied — very much on purpose — Apple's smartphone designs.

His analysis? That an "average smartphone may arguably

The Federal Circuit today ruled that the Eastern District of Texas has the wrong idea about whether Rule 20(a) lets plaintiffs sue a bunch of defendants in one patent infringement case simply because they all infringed the same patents.

You have to show something more, it held — such as that the defendants somehow acted

In the last 30 days, two U.S. courts of appeals have held (sort of) that no "settlement privilege" — a right to deny others access to the terms of your settlements with third-parties — exists.

In the first case, the Federal Circuit ruled, "in light of reason and experience, . . . that settlement negotiations

Your patent claims a device that "attach[es]" to a "flexible" thingy.

Does "attach" require that the device touch only the outside of the thingy? Or can it also attach to the thingy's innards? And must the thingy flex "easily" or just enough to seem, well, flexible?

The district court ruled that the attachment element of