Michael Sartori and Tamatane Aga published "Judicial Patent Reform?: The Supreme Court Could Have Major Impact with Five Cases This Term" in Legal Backgrounder, a Washington Legal Foundation publication, on April 11, 2014.
This Term, the Supreme Court will decide five cases that affect various areas of patent law. The Court will address the standard for infringement when steps of a claimed method are performed by different independent entities. It will also address the test for awarding attorneys’ fees in exceptional cases and the standard of review for such awards. Regarding patent claims, the Court will consider the test for patent eligible subject matter and the test for indefiniteness of a patent claim.
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