Posts Tagged: "Law Firms"

Darby & Darby Dissolving after 115 Years in Business

Earlier today Darby & Darby, one of the oldest intellectual property boutique firms in the United States, announced that they are dissolving. The announcement, which seems to have come without much warning, confirms rumors that started swirling last night that an abrupt end was near for the firm that has been in business since 1895. Darby & Darby has offices in New York, Seattle, Washington DC, Palm Beach Gardens and Frankfort. Details remain murky, and no one seems to know exactly when the doors will be shuttered.

Patent Buddy Releases Top 100 Law Firms List

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 11:54am Eastern It has come to my attention that the Patent Buddy Top 100 seems to be flawed.  I have been contacted by one firm on the Top 100 list and told that number of patents they obtained in 2008 is at least double what is listed on the list.  I then did a…

Akin Gump Loses $72.6 Million in Patent Malpractice

On May 7, 2009, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP lost a patent malpractice suit in the United States Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas, when the jury concluded deliberations and presented the court with its a Verdict Form, which awarded the plaintiff’s $72,611,397.83.  In a report in Law Blog of the Wall Street Journal on…

Former PTO Director Dudas Joins Foley & Lardner

I have been critical of Jon Dudas and the way that the USPTO was run during his Administration.  I think much could have been done better, including working together with the patent bar to attempt sensible fixes to the US patent system.  Now that Jon Dudas has entered private it is time to move forward and attempt to continue efforts…