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Judge: Chicago courts wrong place to try patent dispute over medical billing software

By Scott Holland | Nov 10, 2017

Invoking a recent Supreme Court decision addressing some of the litigation behaviors of so-called “patent trolls,” a federal judge in Chicago has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit, saying plaintiffs’ assertions some people employed by a company accused of infringing a patent work from home in Illinois isn’t enough for him to allow the case to be tried in Chicago.

SCOTUS rules patent owners exhaust rights with sale, leaving questions for manufacturers, innovators

By Glenn Minnis | Jul 14, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court’s decision finding consumers and even small businesses have the right to resell products without it being considered an infringement on the rights of the original manufacturer. And the 7-1 decision could leave manufacturers and others to explore precisely what this decision may mean for their businesses and their products.

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