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Archived Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 1 - The Examiner Whisperer - Interdigital Communications V ITC & Nokia 

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the discussion concerns a federal court decision regarding whether or not a domestic industry, based solely on licensing activities, should have access to the International Trade Commission in order to fight patent infringements.

Craige’s special guest is an expert business litigation attorney, Tawfiq Ali, with offices in Chicago.


EPISODE 2 - The Examiner Whisperer - Nancy C Fry 

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the discussion centers around a 2010 patent trial and appeal board decision, what can be done in the patent offices, patent prosecution and things to watch out for that can help smooth your bumpy road to a successful patent claim.

Craige’s special guest is Thompson Patent Law’s very own Associate Attorney Dr. John Leighton.


EPISODE 3 - The Examiner Whisperer - Function Media V Google 

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the discussion concerns patent applications and how the aspects you choose to include and how the ways of phrasing can ultimately lead to riches or ruin.

Craige’s special guest is an expert business litigation attorney, Tawfiq Ali, with offices in Chicago.


EPISODE 4 - The Examiner Whisperer - Guidetech V Brilliant 

Summary:​ In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the discussion concerns a circuit court decision involving infringement issues, including the Doctrine of Equivalence and the role of vitiation in the context of electronic circuit patent claims.

Craige’s special guests are Tawfiq Ali, an expert business attorney with offices in Chicago and Richard Bragg.


EPISODE 5 - The Examiner Whisperer - Gunn V Minton 

Summary:​ In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the discussion concerns a U.S. Supreme Court decision, clarifying confused case law in the area of state attorney malpractice actions involving federal patent law issues.

Craige’s special guests are John Lively, a business litigator with offices in Fort Worth, Texas and Tawfiq Ali, an expert business attorney with offices in Chicago.


EPISODE 6 - The Examiner Whisperer - In Re Jeffrey Hubbel 

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, Craige offers guidance for corporate counsel in everything from employee agreements to potential fixes for patent conflict, and how to avoid them in the first place.


EPISODE 7 - The Examiner Whisperer - Synqor V Artesyn Technologies & Astec America 

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, Craige tells the tale of Synqor, a power supply company, now in the process of suing the “big dogs” of that industry for patent infringement. This discussion provides a lesson in how elements and claim construction, like effective embodiment disclosures, careful attention to prior art and marking your products with patent numbers, can protect a claim and significantly increase patent value.

Craige’s special guest is Tawfiq Ali, an expert business attorney with offices in Chicago


EPISODE 8 - The Examiner Whisperer - Power Integrations V Fairchild Part 1  

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the discussion concerns a litigation quality patent that survives litigation. Craige examines validity attacks, including how secondary considerations such as commercial success can convert an otherwise obvious patent claim into a highly valuable business asset.


EPISODE 9 - The Examiner Whisperer - Power Integrations v Fairchild Part 2  

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the discussion concerns damage awards, here and gone. The ups and downs of a 33 million dollar jury award involving induced and direct infringement, remittitur and world wide sales questions.

Craige’s special guest is Jason Rosenblum, an Intellectual Property attorney specializing in Trademarks, with offices in New York.


EPISODE 10 - The Examiner Whisperer - Versata v SAP  

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, discussion concerns the federal circuit affirming a 345 million dollar damage award. The key issue is the importance of precisely wording software claim preambles.

Craige’s special guests are Dr. John Leighton, an associate attorney at Thompson Patent Law and Richard Bragg, a patent attorney practicing in the Minneapolis area.


EPISODE 11 - The Examiner Whisperer - Sanofi-Aventis v Genentech 

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the discussion concerns patent license agreements. Craige outlines key portions of patent license agreements and how to best construct them in order to avoid going through re-litigation on issues of infringement.


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