5 Recent Fed. Circ. Rulings IP Attys Need To Know

Law360, New York (January 9, 2014, 8:38 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit handed down important patent decisions in the fourth quarter that will curtail the U.S. International Trade Commission's authority to hear some patent cases, allow more prevailing defendants to recover attorneys' fees and make it easier to prove obviousness, attorneys say.

Here's a roundup of the top rulings by the Federal Circuit since October and their potential implications for intellectual property law:

Suprema Inc. v. ITC

In this December decision, the Federal Circuit effectively barred the ITC from hearing cases based on a theory of induced infringement, ruling that the commission has no authority over suits where an accused...

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