The field of patent law, like all other areas of the law in the U.S., is constantly in flux and is constantly being refined or even rewritten by the courts and the lawmakers. Even more so than most other areas of law this is true for patent law because, if for no other reason, there are so many nuances to it and so many different complimentary and competing doctrines within the greater label of “patent law.”
To make matters more volatile, patent practitioners have two courts to deal with in terms of those believing they’re the last word on the relevant law: the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
So, recently there have been some interesting issues evolving in patent law. Here’s a brief review to keep everyone up to date.
1. Trolls – slaying the beast under the bridge
The most frequent patent news as of late relates to newly proposed legislation to make it less attractive for non-practicing entities
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