Patent Rights: What the Federal Circuit Giveth, the Supreme Court Taketh Away?
Ask any patent practitioner what the current U.S. Supreme Court thinks of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and you will likely get a response along the lines of “not much.” The prevailing thought is the Roberts Court has gone out of its way to rein in the Federal Circuit and restrict rights for patentees. But is that true? Here, we first look back at the patent cases decided by our nation’s highest court since Chief Justice John Roberts joined in 2006 and then peer into our crystal ball to predict how the Court may rule in the three patent cases pending in 2013.
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