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The Giant Awakens

It is interesting to note that in recent months, Internet giant Amazon.com has started to pay heed to complaints regarding counterfeit, “knock-off” goods being sold through the site.  Through the years, Amazon, aided by an apparently sympathetic judiciary,  has enjoyed effective legal immunity from claims of patent, copyright and trademark infringement by arguing that it … Continue Reading

Ray Niro — Best of the Best

I was saddened to learn that Ray Niro died yesterday while vacationing in Italy.  For those of us engaged in contingent-fee patent litigation, Ray was the superstar, the source of inspiration — in short, the best there ever was. I was fortunate to know Ray, although it came at a real cost to my client … Continue Reading

Writing on the Wall?

I have now handled a couple of cases for small business people victimized by the irresistible on-line juggernaut known as Amazon.com. In both cases, our clients were innocent victims of overseas scam artists who operate covertly, anonymously and well beyond the reach of U.S. courts.  In both cases, Amazon provided these scam artists with easy … Continue Reading

This is rich…

Just after bouncing us with a Rule 36 summary affirmance, the Federal Circuit takes the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to task for “not adequately describ[ing] its reasoning…” Uh…yeah…right.  “Not adequately describing its reasoning.”  That’s something I’d kinda like to talk with them about myself…  … Continue Reading

When the going gets tough….Rule 36!

It’s not often that I get upset over an adverse result in court.  It goes with the territory, and the only way never to lose is never to accept a challenge in the first place. However, my equanimity in this regard is being tested — sorely.  And the source of my vexation is the Federal … Continue Reading
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