Top 15 High Court Patent Rulings Of The Past 15 Years

By Ryan Davis (July 1, 2015, 8:27 PM EDT) -- In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has greatly increased its focus on patent law, an area in which the justices once had little interest. Here is a ranking of the court's 15 most important patent rulings since 2000, including new rules on what can be patented, when injunctions are warranted and what makes an invention obvious.

15. Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc.

One common theme in many of these top patent decisions involve the Supreme Court voting unanimously to throw out rules established by the Federal Circuit, and this 2014 ruling is no exception. The justices found that the...

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