Sue-And-Settle NPE Patent Litigation Tactics May Violate USPTO Ethics Rules

by Michael E. Mccabe Jr.
Non-practicing entities who engage in a pattern of filing numerous lawsuits without any intention of testing the merits, solely to extract low ball settlements, should take note that the USPTO’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) takes a keen interest in such conduct. A recent “exceptional case” decision in a patent case from federal court in California should give pause ...Read the full article