Justices Decline To Hear 5 Intellectual Property Cases

Law360, New York (June 19, 2017, 5:01 PM EDT) -- As the U.S. Supreme Court nears the end of its term, it performed some legal housecleaning Monday by declining to hear five intellectual property cases involving copyrights, trade secrets and patents for companies in the technology and telecommunications sectors.

The high court followed its custom and did not provide rationales for denying the petitions for certiorari in the cases, which involved matters such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, how to properly construe patent claims and rules for indefiniteness in patent law, according to court documents.

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