Chief Judge Calls On Lawyers To Frame Patent Issues

Law360, New York (January 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Lawyers unhappy about unanswered questions in key appellate rulings such as In Re Bilski should remember that such questions can only be answered through additional case law, and it's up to attorneys to frame the issues, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said recently.

In an interview with UCLA law professor Doug Lichtman, Chief Judge Paul Michel said he was hoping cases would come along to clarify gray areas in various aspects of patent doctrine, but “the court can't...
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