Impact of Updated Rules on Automotive Patent Litigation’s latest Audio Interview features patent litigation and trends in the auto industry. In the early 2000’s there was a rise in patent litigation within the automotive industry. One big contributor was the rise in patent litigation started by patent trolls, also known as Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs). Recently updated joinder rules for patent litigation have become more restrictive and limit the number of defendants that can be sued together. In this Audio Interview Melinda Zatkoff explains the effect of these rules on auto litigation and the trends expected for the future.

Audio Interview Guest:
Melinda D. Zatkoff
Brinks Gilson & Lione

Phone: 734.302.6020


Melinda Zatkoff’s practice includes transactional matters in patent and trademark law, with a particular focus on medical, chemical, and automotive technologies.  Melinda counsels her clients on all areas of procurement and licensing strategies in the U.S. and abroad. The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property. Brinks is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S.