Patent Owners, Take Heed Of Zoltek Ruling

Law360, New York (July 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- By recently denying certiorari in Zoltek v. United States, the Supreme Court has left in place the Federal Circuit’s decision in that case, which makes a significant change to the scheme of remedies available to patent owners for infringement by the federal government and its contractors.

The federal government, and particularly the defense department, is one of the largest users of patented inventions in the world. But patent rights and remedies against the government and its contractors are very different from those available against private infringers....
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