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United States Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Two Cases That Could Potentially Deter Patent Trolls

United States Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Two Cases That Could Potentially Deter Patent Trolls

On October 1, 2013, SCOTUS granted writs of certiorari in two separate patent cases, both relating to the “exceptional” case standard for awarding attorneys’ fees.  The cases involve patentees who are non-practicing entities.  The outcome could significantly deter the activity of patent trolls, as prevailing defendants may have an easier time obtaining attorneys’ fees.

Harry Price

Harry Price is a second year Fordham law student and a staff member on IPLJ. Harry’s love of ‘all things law’ first became apparent at the age of seven when his favorite toy was a gavel. His background in science (B.S. in Chemistry, University of Chicago) makes Patent Law one of Harry’s natural areas of interest. Before law school, he attended Beth Medrash Gavoha Institute for Talmudic Studies in Lakewood, New Jersey. Considered an expert in Jewish monetary law, Harry served as a judge on a rabbinic court adjudicating monetary disputes according to Jewish law.