Jeremy A. Smith was quoted in a Law360 article entitled "Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Patent Rulings." The article explores the ramifications of a recent Supreme Court decision, holding that the Federal Circuit must ease its standards for awarding attorneys' fees in "unreasonable" patent infringement cases.
"These rulings will likely make it easier for targets of 'patent trolls' to recoup litigation expenses incurred in defending against infringement claims and may help prevent frivolous litigation," said Jeremy. "This may be a significant step towards solving the perceived 'patent troll' problem as it increases the possibility that questionable claims of infringement could backfire."
Read the complete Law360 article, "Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Patent Rulings."