Friday, September 29, 2017

From Around the Blogs: Willful Infringement, Design Patent Damages, FRAND in India

1.  JD Wooten has an interesting post this morning on the IP Watchdog Blog titled Willful Infringment, Opinion Letters, and Post-Halo Trends.  The post includes not only discussion of some recent district court opinions addressing the relevance of opinion letters, but also some statistics on the number and success of motions for enhanced damages from 2009 to the present.  According to the post, as expected there has been an uptick in such motions since Halo, but the numbers over time actually seem fairly modest to me.

2.  On FOSS Patents, Florian Mueller has a post on the latest developments in the Apple v. Samsung briefing on design patent damages, with links to (1) a September 28 post on IP Watchdog by Matt Levy on the same topic, (2) a post by  Professor Rebecca Tushnet on her 43(B)log recapping a recent event in D.C. titled "Next Up In Apple/Samsung Smartphone Wars: Design Patent Remedies Following The SCOTUS Decision,” which I mentioned on this blog earlier this month; and (3) a recording of the latter event. 

3.  On the SpicyIP Blog, Rajiv Kr.  Choudhry published a post earlier this week titled TRAI Invites Comments on Patents Act, FRAND | Views on Inter Agency Co-Operation.  TRAI is the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

Update (Oct. 9, 2017) For a follow-up on this last matter, see Jacob Schindler, India Telecoms Regulator Will Enter the FRAND Fray amid Concerns over "Grim State" of Domestic Innovation, IAM Blog, Oct. 9, 2017.

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