Patent and Trademark Law

The Supreme Court's Push for Clarity in Patent Cases

, New York Law Journal


In his Patent and Trademark Law column, Robert C. Scheinfeld writes: Arguably, the Federal Circuit, the sole court of appeals for patent cases, has become less predictable and more divisive, and the Supreme Court's six unanimous patent decisions this term signal that the court's role has evolved to "prime resolver and clarifier" in the patent space, resolving ambiguities and providing clearer legal standards for lower courts, patent applicants, and litigants.

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