Scalia Often Put Limits On Rights In IP Decisions

Law360, New York (February 16, 2016, 11:03 PM EST) -- Justice Antonin Scalia wrote few opinions and dissents in intellectual property cases and was upfront that it was not exactly his favorite area of the law, but when he did opine on patents and copyrights, he often tended to favor positions that put limits on IP rights, experts say.

The late U.S. Supreme Court justice, who died Saturday at age 79, authored several decisions that went against patent and copyright holders, including a 2007 case that made it easier for companies to challenge the validity of patents they have licensed.

The case, known as MedImmune Inc. v. Genentech Inc., held that...

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