District Courts Entitled to More Deference from the Federal Circuit

In a much-awaited opinion, the Supreme Court clarified that the appellate standard of review for the interpretation of dispute patent claim terms is “clearly erroneous” (deferential) if the district court made findings of fact about extrinsic evidence and “de novo” for intrinsic evidence and the ultimate construction of the claim term. Read on for some impacts of this decision on patent litigation costs and strategies.

Startup Culture and Hiring

Culture is like gardening: you plant the seeds, you pull the weeds, and it grows. It takes constant attention.