I was greatly amused to read the comments of The Honorable Paul Michel, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit,  to the  Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet at the House of Representatives.  It appears the good judge is, perhaps, having second thoughts as to

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

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

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

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