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Jordan Sigale Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Article on Patents

“A belief that a patent is invalid isn’t a defense to a charge of induced infringement, the Supreme Court ruled 6-2 on May 26 (Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., 2015 BL 164427, U.S., No. 13-896, 5/25/15).”  Bloomberg writes that the Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit Court, holding that Cisco Systems Inc. couldn’t overturn a jury award based on its argument that Commil USA LLC’s Wi-Fi related patent claims were invalid.  A third trial is now likely in this case, according to Bloomberg, “The case returns to the Federal Circuit with only one part of its decision reversed.” 

Some commenters noted that the court’s comments on trolls were surprising, and opined that the decision likely increased the power of patent trolls.  Still others thought the ruling would bring an increase in patent litigation. 

Discussing the impact on litigation, Dunlap Codding Director Jordan A. Sigale, disappointed in the court’s decision, said, “There are some patents that are so overbroad and/or so ambiguous that it may be difficult to provide a reasonable opinion of non-infringement, whereas a reasonable (maybe even and clear and convincing) opinion of invalidity would be simple to write….Yet, this opinion would now be insufficient to avoid inducement liability under Commil.”


DC On Film Row

About DC on Film Row

DC on Film Row is a free event space open to everyone in our community.

We like to say that the space is a “home for creatives and innovators, home builders and the homeless, celebrators and the celebrated” so people understand that we are inclusive and want everyone from throughout our community using our space.

Our goal is to celebrate the incredible diversity of creativity, innovation, and passion within Oklahoma City and to provide a venue—free of charge—to those groups and individuals working to bind us all together and make our home a cooler and better place. No strings attached—no extensive rules to follow. We simply ask that all of our neighbors be honored and that all viewpoints be respected. Our criteria for use is simple: If the event, group, or meeting is something which strengthens our community and brings us all together, the space is available for use.

The space has hosted everything from charitable fundraisers to an underground nightclub party to celebrate Canterbury Choral Society’s 45th anniversary season. We host dinners for the OKC homeless population most Monday evenings where upwards of 250 people are served—we provide the space and soft drinks and a local church provides the food. We’ve hosted university planning retreats and monthly local rock concerts.

Every Wednesday, we open up the courtyard for lunch, invite a local food truck to set up outside our gates, and welcome our downtown neighbors into the space for a bit of socialization.

Our never-ending soda fountain seems to be the biggest hit with some of our neighbors while others spend time playing pool or simply chatting about what is happening on the weekend.

For October we turn the space into a haunted house and invite the neighborhood children to come out and trick-or-treat.

Got an idea for how to use the space? Just ask us – we’re almost certain to say yes!

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