Interesting Patent Law Issue

For those of you who are wondering where I might end up post-law school, this is an area of the law that I have found quite interesting. More to come on this topic.

"eBay is the latest outfit to face a major patent lawsuit that threatens its business. Is the system, meant to promote innovation, doing its job?"

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Another Victory for Big Businesses :(

Just got this piece of news:

"After an intense lobbying campaign, senators voted 27-13 for a bill eliminating what's known as "joint and several" liability. The doctrine, which businesses have wanted to abolish for years, says that a defendant in a lawsuit can be forced to pay most or all of the damages awarded to a victim, even if it is only partially to blame for the injury. "

Just remember, someone has to pay.