Fed. Circ. 4Q Rulings May Trigger More Suits

Law360, New York (January 20, 2010, 3:05 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has handed down key rulings over the false patent marking statute and the declaratory judgment jurisdiction standard that could lead to a surge in litigation, according to intellectual property attorneys.

The appeals court also made use of the last quarter of 2009 to expand on damages awards in patent litigation and clarify that advertisements can be used as ammunition to invalidate patents.

Here's a roundup of the top rulings by the Federal Circuit from October to December...
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