High Court Term Yields Mixed Rulings For Contractors

Law360, New York (July 08, 2011, 7:05 PM ET) -- The U.S. Supreme Court cast a wide net in its government contracts rulings this term, tackling a range of issues including False Claims Act standing, contractor legal defenses that implicate state secrets privilege and the ownership of inventions funded by federal money, attorneys say.

The current high court has generally been pro-business, a trend that has benefited government contractors, according to some attorneys. But others called the relevant rulings a mixed bag for contractors with one clear win, a ruling that could threaten ownership of patents...
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