Fed. Circ. 'Invited Mischief' Into Courts, Execs Tell High Court

Law360 (August 20, 2019, 5:08 PM EDT) -- Former CEOs of Apple and Hewlett-Packard and a group of inventors have heaped pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a patent-holding company's case claiming the Federal Circuit undermined the judicial process when it tossed a $22 million infringement loss against Samsung.

In a pair of amicus briefs Monday, U.S. Inventor Inc. and technology company executives asked the justices to rein in the Federal Circuit, saying it threatens to "destabilize the civil justice system." The court pushed the burden of proof onto the patent owner and replaced the jury's fact-finding with its own, the briefs said.

"By ignoring the...

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