High Court Hears Oral Arguments in Dispute over Evidence in Patent Appeals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Federal district courts deciding an adverse patentability ruling by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) should apply a deferential standard of review, an attorney for the U.S. government told the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday ( David J. Kappos v. Gilbert P...

Standard of Review For Objective Reasonableness Argued at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The question of whether review of an award of attorney fees is entitled to deference is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, following Feb. 26 oral arguments in a dispute over a patented method for reviewing health care claims ( Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health...

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Dispute Over Claim Construction Review

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ practice of reviewing, de novo , factual findings by a district court in support of its claim construction in a patent case is improper, an attorney told the U.S. Supreme Court today ( Teva Pharmaceuticals USA...