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Shane Nichols focuses on helping clients find the most effective and efficient strategies for resolving patent infringement and trade secret disputes. Shane serves as lead litigation and trial counsel for clients across several industries, including the food and beverage, telecom and petrochemical industries. In addition to his trial court experience, he has made arguments before the US Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Eleventh Circuit.

Diehr Alice, Yu are Superimposing Novelty onto Patent Eligibility. Love, Newman.


By on Jun 24, 2021
Posted In Patents

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss on the basis that, under the two-step Alice analysis, the patent claims—directed to a digital camera—were directed to ineligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Yu, et al. v. Apple Inc., et al.,...

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Chill: Full Recoupment of Investment Not a Bar to Equitable Intervening Rights


By on Mar 4, 2021
Posted In Patents

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment of equitable intervening rights, protecting an alleged infringer from liability for activity that would otherwise infringe patent claims that were substantively and substantially altered during re-examination of the patent. John Bean Technologies Corp. v. Morris & Associates, Inc.,...

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