The Biggest Patent Cases Of 2018

By Matthew Bultman (December 17, 2018, 5:24 PM EST) -- There have been a number of consequential patent rulings over the past 12 months, from the U.S. Supreme Court allowing patent owners to recover some foreign lost profits to the Federal Circuit finding that tribal sovereign immunity doesn't apply at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Here's a look back at the most significant rulings of 2018.

SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu

The Supreme Court's April ruling held that the PTAB must decide the validity of all challenged claims when it agrees to institute America Invents Act review of a patent, upending the PTAB's existing practice and forcing litigants to rethink...

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