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Discover and quantify the risk surrounding equities due to patent and other litigation.

Why 2011 Will Be a Year of Volatility and Opportunity


Will 2011 offer opportunities in  the tech sector? 


The following legal dynamics and realities are likely to have long lasting and profound effects on a number of parameters impacting patent litigation and accordingly volatility in the market.  


Gridlock:  The changes in Washington pit a challenged Obama Administration against a GOP-controlled House of Representatives and more conservative Seante.  First, one can expect gridlock in Congress and throughout Washington.   Many legislative proposals, ranging from additional  budget authority, job creation and spending to patent reform, may be stalled for the year.  However the changes you don't see coming can impact your street coverage.


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More of what we are watching:

The iPatent wars:

Four APPLE-related cases are currently before the International Trade Commission . . .

Apple v. Nokia v.  Qualcomm

Plus, also, Rambus, Micron, more semis back in federal court next month . . . .

Breaking News:  The U.S. Senate passes the America Invents Act, S. 23.  This is a major overhaul of the patent system, including what technology may be patented and how issued patents may be scrutinized.  Action now focuses on the House of Representatives.

News: District court judge Kathleen O'Malley is confirmed by the Senate and sworn in as the newest member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, succeeding Judge Alvin Schall. 

News:  As more of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the nation's "patent court") retire or stepping down this year, expect  more volatility to federal litigation.
rounding appeals at the nation's patent court.
Why is this man smiling ??? . . . .The Hon. Randall R. Rader is the new Chief Judge of the court starting in May, by operation of statute.  (The smile is real; so is the halo).