NPEs Are Undaunted By Recent Patent Reform

Law360, New York (March 26, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT) -- Recent court decisions and legislative action have offered corporations hope of significant relief from the flood of patent suits filed by nonpracticing entities. The early returns, however, suggest that these measures have done little to deter the proliferation of the NPE business model.

In recent years, the courts have imposed significant restrictions on the scope of patent infringement remedies. For example, permanent injunctions are no longer granted as a matter of course and instead are generally only available to patent owners that actually compete in the...
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