2011: A Case Odyssey - Part 1
As a result of these and other decisions, all reasonable royalty claims are now examined through a microscope instead of a telescope.
March 23, 2012
Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 12:42 PM ET) -- On Jan. 4, 2011, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Uniloc, famously delivering a fatal blow to the availability of the 25 percent rule of thumb in calculating patent damages. Uniloc followed on the heels of several other important decisions, namely Lucent (September 2009), ResQNet.com (February 2010) and Wordtech (June 2010), during a time when Congress was evaluating a draft patent reform bill containing significant guidance on how trial courts should treat damages claims and
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