Fed. Circ. Rulings Offer Mixed Bag For Patent Owners

Law360, New York (April 16, 2010, 12:01 PM EDT) -- Decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit over the past few months could lead to more invalidity claims that challenge patents for failing the written description standard and could restrict large damages awards for patent holders, according to intellectual property attorneys.

The appeals court's rulings in the first quarter of 2010 were not all bad news for patent holders, however, with decisions coming down that overhaul how the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office calculates patent term adjustments to extend the life of...
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