IP Lawyers Weigh In On Microsoft V. I4i Ruling

Law360, New York (June 9, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday nixed Microsoft Corp.'s attempt to lower the bar for invalidating patents, affirming that a defendant accused of infringement must prove invalidity by clear and convincing evidence. Here, intellectual property attorneys tell Law360 why the 8-0 ruling is significant.

Robert Angle, partner, Troutman Sanders LLP:

"The Microsoft v. i4i breaks no new legal ground, but underscores the Supreme Court’s increasing willingness over the past few years to take and address cases of patent infringement. Writing for the court, Justice Sotomayor reaffirmed...
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