Justices Won't Consider Fed. Circ. Jurisdiction In IP Rows

Law360, New York (February 21, 2017, 2:40 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a petition by a Silicon Valley software company asserting that the Federal Circuit has routinely imputed patent law claims into lawsuits that challenge the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s procedures in order to exert jurisdiction over the cases.

The high court declined to hear Big Baboon Inc.’s Oct. 10 petition for writ of certiorari, which argued that it was in the public's interest that the justices stop the appellate court from the  "ongoing and palpable" harm it has inflicted on patent holders by improperly asserting jurisdiction in disputes that have arisen over...

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