IP Practice: Holland & Knight

Law360, New York (July 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After many years of court decisions that strengthened patent protections for business, the opposite may be happening as courts weaken patent protections, according to Joshua Krumholz, a partner in Holland & Knight LLP's Boston office and leader of the firm's intellectual property practice group.

The 1980s atmosphere in which patents were given little weight gave way to more recent case law that strengthens patents “to a level where it's inappropriate,” Krumholz said. And that led to the phenomenon of patent trolls — but all that is...
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