Supreme Court May Co-Opt Patent Reform

Law360, New York (November 4, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. patent regime stands on the threshold of the most sweeping reforms in decades, intellectual property attorneys agree. But in a twist, the most dramatic changes will likely come not from Congress, but from the Supreme Court, where a buffet of patent lawsuits awaits consideration for appeal.

The cases have become even more crucial as the Patent Reform Act of 2005 loses steam through concessions to industry groups. Many hot topics have been swept aside by Congress in order to push the bill to a...
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