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McKool Smith Principal Ted Stevenson provided commentary to Law360's article "New Injunction Policy Boosts Power of Essential Patents." The article discusses "the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to endorse the Justice Department's view that injunctions should be available in cases involving standard-essential patents will give patentees more negotiating leverage and may increase their odds of securing sales bans." 

Ted stated "courts are not now compelled to issue injunctions, the new statement is obviously persuasive and influential" and thinks "companies that were trying to enforce patents were doing that anyway, but this gives a little more comfort to patent owners that at the end of the day, the court is likely to have a remedy that helps them get deals done that are fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory."

The full article can be found here.

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