1 Size Doesn't Fit All In Patent Trials

Law360, New York (October 28, 2010, 1:37 PM EDT) -- Our founding fathers recognized the importance of the patent system when they included Clause 8 in Article I, Section 8, of the U.S. Constitution. That clause, which precedes even such important provisions as the Bill of Rights, empowers Congress "[t]o promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries."

This guest column discusses how the strong public policy involving patent protection is affected by the simple act of a...
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