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Fed. Circ. Rulings Shake Up IP Landscape

Law360 (March 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has handed down several major rulings this year that could significantly alter the intellectual property landscape, including a decision upholding most of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s controversial rules and another signaling the court’s interest in curbing the resurgence of inequitable conduct claims.

The appeals court has also taken steps in the last few months to give practitioners better guidance on how to maneuver through the legal gray areas of patentable subject matter and obviousness. With...
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