Supreme Court patent News

Supreme Court Will Decide Constitutionality of Patent Appeal Board Appointments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether more than 100 technology disputes must be reheard because judges were unconstitutionally appointed to a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office tribunal in a case arising from a medical device patent …

Supreme Court Makes Room for Triple Damages for Intentional Patent Infringement

The U.S. Supreme Court eased the way for larger damage awards when a company intentionally copies a patented invention. Voting unanimously, the justices said a key federal appeals court had placed overly rigid limits on the ability of trial judges …

Supreme Court Refines Software Patent Eligibility in Alice Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that implementing an abstract idea using a computer does not make an invention patent eligible. On a 9-0 vote, the court ruled for CLS Bank International, which challenged patents held by Australia-based Alice …

Supreme Court Limits Patent Claims in 2 Rulings

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against patent holders in two cases, rejecting a legal theory used to sue technology companies and requiring patents to be written with more specific language. The rulings come in a Supreme Court term heavy with …

Supreme Court Facing Additional Patent Issues This Week

Even as it deals with hot-button issues like campaign financing and affirmative action, the U.S. Supreme Court has patents on its mind these days. The court, which has already heard four patent-related cases this term, will hear two more this …

Supreme Court Justices Signal Radical Change in Software Patents Unlikely

U.S. Supreme Court justices stepped gingerly into a raging debate over computer software on Monday, voicing concerns about vaguely defined patents but signaling they would avoid any radical change to existing law. This may help tech companies fend off lawsuits …

Supreme Court Takes On Software Patents Today

The U.S. Supreme Court will on Monday delve into the hotly contested question of when software is eligible for patent protection. The nine justices will hear a one-hour oral argument in a case of interest not just to software companies …

Supeme Court to Hear Patent Suits Fee Award Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two appeals that would make it easier for targets of patent suits to collect attorneys’ fees, agreeing to consider steps that some companies say would deter groundless litigation. The court today said it will …

Supreme Court Justices Appear to Back Monsanto in Seed Patent Claim

U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled on Tuesday that agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. was in a strong position to claim that an Indiana farmer violated its patent for a type of soybean. In a case closely watched by the biotechnology industry, …