Editor’s Note: As the world evolves, we often find that legislation either lags behind or needs to change to accommodate a new circumstance. Often, new legislation will more restrictive to protect its market. In this week’s audio interview, we talk about the updated rules on automotive patent litigation, the impact on companies and potentially upcoming trends.
GlobalBusinessProfessor.com’s latest audio interview features information on patent litigation and trends in the auto industry. In the early 2000s, there was an increase in patent litigation within the automotive industry. One big contributor was the rise in patent litigation started by “patent trolls,” also known as Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs). Recently updated joinder rules for patent litigation have become more restrictive and limit the number of defendants that can be sued together. In this audio interview, Melinda Zatkoff, associate attorney of Brinks Gilson & Lione, explains the effect of these rules on auto litigation and the trends expected for the future.
Zatkoff’s practice includes transactional matters in patent and trademark law, with a particular focus on medical, chemical and automotive technologies. Zatkoff counsels her clients on all areas of procurement and licensing strategies in the U.S. and abroad. The attorneys, scientific advisers and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property. Brinks is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S.
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