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Justices Ponder Heavy Patent Docket


— December 9, 2005

When the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a David vs. Goliath battle over printer ink, the justices sat not only at the intersection of patent and antitrust law but in the middle of their heaviest patent docket in 40 years. So what’s happened to awaken the sleeping giant of appellate review? A constellation of factors, according to scholars and litigators, not the least of which is unhappiness with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Details here from The National Law Journal via Law.com.


When the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a David vs. Goliath battle over printer ink, the justices sat not only at the intersection of patent and antitrust law but in the middle of their heaviest patent docket in 40 years. So what’s happened to awaken the sleeping giant of appellate review? A constellation of factors, according to scholars and litigators, not the least of which is unhappiness with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Details here from The National Law Journal via Law.com.

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