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Does a patentee bear the burden of proving infringement when a licensee brings a declaratory judgment action to establish non-infringement? See “Court to clarify burden of proof in Medtronic ‘non-infringement’ action” Medtronic, Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp., No. 12-1128. Certiorari ...

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Supreme Court treads carefully in patent ruling


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court’s surgically narrow ruling prohibiting a farmer from using seeds harvested from patented herbicide-resistant soybeans has left lawyers with more questions than answers about the extent of patent owners’ rights in other emerging, self-replicating technologies.

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2013 litigation forecast released for in-house counsel

A 2013 litigation forecast for in-house counsel predicts “no end in sight” for wage and hour litigation, a growing sophistication in trade secret theft and new spoliation challenges in e-discovery.

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A process patent for correlations between blood test results and patient health was not patent eligible pursuant to 35 U.S.C. §101 because it incorporated laws of nature. U.S. Supreme Court. Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., No. 10-1150. March ...

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