Changes to Patent Venue Rules Risk Collateral Damage to Innovators

Cross-posted from the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) Blog. Advocates for changing the patent venue rules, which dictate where patent owners can sue alleged infringers, have been arguing that their remedy will cure the supposed disease of abusive “trolls” filing suit after suit in the Eastern District of Texas. This is certainly […]

Does Double Jeopardy Forestall Auernheimer’s Retrial?

The news came out last week that Andrew “weev” Auernheimer’s CFAA and identity fraud convictions have been vacated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit for improper venue.1 Auernheimer had been convicted in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, but the problem with this, according to the Third […]