'Terrified' Fed. Circ. Will Follow High Court, Michel Says

Law360, New York (March 26, 2015, 7:55 PM EDT) -- After being repeatedly reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit appears "absolutely terrified" of further rebukes and will now scrupulously follow the high court's dictates, including deferring to lower courts on claim construction, the appeals court's former chief judge said Thursday.

Paul Michel, who retired as chief judge of the Federal Circuit in 2010, said at the American Bar Association's Section of Intellectual Property Law Conference in Bethesda, Maryland, that he expects his former court to fall in line with the often-controversial standards set...
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