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Fenwick & West Patent Litigation Partner Darren Donnelly Discusses eBay v. MercExchange

March 29, 2006

KCBS, the Bay Area's only-all news radio station, recently interviewed Patent Litigation attorney Darren Donnelly, regarding the eBay v. MercExchange case being argued in the U.S. Supreme Court.

While large software and Internet companies have sided with eBay citing the enormous leverage the threat of injunction gives to patent "trolls" who acquire patents just to sue potential infringers, numerous emerging companies, including biotech start-ups, favor the current rule, which entitles patent holders to a preliminary injunction.

Mr. Donnelly discusses the pros and cons of the current preliminary injunction rule in the "High Tech Patent Law" interview at KCBS News.