High Court's USPTO Evidence Ruling Could Sting Agencies

Law360, San Diego (January 6, 2012, 10:39 PM EST) -- While a decision in the Kappos v. Hyatt dispute before the U.S. Supreme Court may affect only a small number of patent cases, it could have broader implications on how much deference courts should give government bodies like the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, attorneys say.

Oral arguments in the case are set for Monday, and the high court will be tasked with reviewing the extent of new evidence that patent applicants can present to a district court after the USPTO has rejected their applications....
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