Oblon, Spivak’s Scott McKeown quoted in the Wall Street Journal Regarding NTP’s Appeal to Save its Portfolio of Wireless-Email Patents

February 9, 2011 – In The News
Wall Street Journal, 9 February 2011

Oblon, Spivak's Scott McKeown is quoted in a news story regarding NTP's appeal before the Federal Circuit to save its portfolio of wireless-email patents. Mr. McKeown stated that "NTP would need a substantial appeals-court victory to gain leverage against the companies it is suing" and said several factors were working against NTP. Many of the company's patents are set to expire soon, he said and changes in patent law now make it tougher for patent holders to obtain court injunctions that shut down an infringing company's business activities. "They don't have that big stick anymore," he said.

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