Fed. Circ.’s Judge Lourie Defends Court’s Patent Purview

Law360, Washington (November 17, 2017, 9:32 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit’s recent rash of reversals at the U.S. Supreme Court isn’t cause for worry, according to Federal Circuit Judge Alan D. Lourie, who said Friday they’re a sign of reasonable differences in high-stakes cases.

Speaking at a Federal Circuit Bar Association event Friday, Judge Lourie said the Supreme Court was the prime cause of much of the criticism of the Federal Circuit’s jurisprudence, but he remains unfazed. The Supreme Court’s choices to take up so many patent cases — and so frequently reverse them...
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