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So far Michael McCole has created 19 blog entries.

A Real Reason for Celebration

Ken Seddon


In a single word, growth is what LOT Network has been experiencing this year. With the addition of industry leaders like Ant Financial, Alibaba, Daimler, Cisco, Udemy, CoreLogic, TCL, and over 20 start-ups, LOT Network has grown to 131 members. We are now able to permanently […]

Important Considerations for Opinion Letters after Halo

By Maria Anderson, Mauricio Uribe, and Christie Matthaei

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Maria Anderson

Prior to 2007, a finding of patent infringement also carried a high risk of a finding of willful infringement absent some form of prior mitigation by the defendant. Accordingly, a vast majority of companies addressed the […]

Quantitative, Not Qualitative – The Supreme Court Overrules the Federal Circuit Again

By Frank Bernstein, Singularity

Frank Bernstein

In Life Techs. Corp. v. Promega Corp.,[1] the US Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit yet again, holding that making a single component of a patented invention in the US, and sending that component outside […]

LOT Member Profile: Gridtential Energy

Founded in 2011 in Santa Clara, California

It’s safe to say that lead-acid batteries have been a part of your life for as long as you’ve been alive: they are the standard battery in most cars and other vehicles. Like most people in the developed world, you […]

Note from the CEO: LOT Network actively protecting against PAE-held patents

We are thrilled to announce that Innography™, an IP data industry leader and partner of LOT Network, has performed an analysis confirming the value of LOT Network, and has generously extended access to its PatentScout application free of charge to active LOT Network members. Click here to learn how to sign up […]

Open Source Software Rules for Start-ups, Part II

License Compliance: How to be a Good Open Source Citizen

By Heather Meeker
Heather MeekerThis is the second half of a two-part series on how start-ups can best use open source software without accidentally getting themselves into a legal bind. The first article in the series can be […]

Europe’s Proposed UPC: A Haven for NPEs or Europe’s PTAB?

By Regina Sam Penti, Edward Kelly, Steve Baughman and Anita Varma

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Europe’s proposed Unified Patent Court (UPC) appears to be back on track following the UK’s announcement in November that it will ratify the UPC Agreement (UPCA) despite the Brexit vote calling for the UK to […]

LOT Network Member Profile: Mary Wolff, CEO of taptl

aaeaaqaaaaaaaavfaaaajgvlmzc5owjkltk5zwmtngq5mi04mjfmltgxnzg0ndcxm2zjmgMary Wolff is the CEO of taptl, a display technology start-up based in Miami. She was born and raised in St. Louis. Upon graduating from Washington University, she moved to Miami to attend University of Miami School of Law, where she graduated with a J.D./LL.M. in Real […]

The New “Defend Trade Secrets Act”: What It Means And How It Can Be Utilized To Defend Against Trade Secret Misappropriation

By William J. McCabe and Gene W. Lee

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gene-lee Gene Lee

DTSA Overview

Every year, trade secret misappropriation costs the U.S. economy more than $300 billion and 2.1 million jobs.[1] To help address this problem, on May 11, […]

Note from the CEO: LOT is going viral!

500,000+ Patent Assets and Counting

Ken_Seddon_3I hope the summer has been enjoyable for you and your families. There has been little rest here at LOT, as we are proud to announce many new members and the achievement of two major milestones.

Since May, we have had fourteen more companies join […]