Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Supreme Court upholds internal patent reviews, making it less costly to challenge trolls



Timothy B. Lee of Ars Technica reports that the Supreme Court has struck a blow on patent trolls by upholding part of the 2011 “American Invents Act”, the “Inter partes” review or IPR.  Here’s the Opinion. The decision was 7-2.  The case was Oil States’ Energy v. Greene’s Energy Group.

  
There is a philosophical question as to whether patents are private “property rights” or part of a government’s property.

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