Supreme Court, AIA Gutted Patents, Ex-Fed. Circ. Chief Says

Law360, Washington (October 19, 2017, 7:57 PM EDT) -- The combination of recent Supreme Court decisions and congressional action has “seriously hobbled our vaunted patent system,” former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul Redmond Michel said in an impassioned speech at an intellectual property conference Thursday, citing a 60 percent drop in patent values and vanishing investments in research and development.

Judge Michel, who led the patent appeals court from 2004 to 2010, delivered a wake-up call to a packed audience at the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s annual meeting. He said that, as a result of anti-patentee rulings from the top court and the 2011 America Invents Act, the U.S....

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