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Law360 Quotes Doug Hallward-Driemeier on Federal Circuit Decision in SAP America v. Versata Software

Practices: Corporate & Securities Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Appellate & Supreme Court, Litigation

Business & securities litigation partner Doug Hallward-Driemeier is quoted in a Dec. 20 Law360 article entitled “SAP Asks Supreme Court To Weigh In On $391M Patent Row.” The article reports on developments in the SAP America Inc. v. Versata Software Inc. case. In the article, Mr. Hallward-Driemeier explains, “…the patent that underlies the nearly $400 million judgment in Versata’s favor has already been declared invalid by the expert body of the [US]PTO Congress established for the specific purpose of weeding out business method patents that should never have been issued. That the Federal Circuit would deny a stay of the infringement litigation, without any explanation, after the [US]PTO’s ruling flies in the face of what Congress sought to accomplish.” The article notes that SAP is represented by Mr. Hallward-Driemeier, intellectual property litigation partner Jim Batchelder, and intellectual property litigation associate Henry Huang

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