Supreme Court’s IP Focus Reflects More Than A New Economy

Ronald Mann, Columbia Law professor and contributor to SCOTUSBlog, recently addressed the rising proportion of intellectual property cases on the Supreme Court’s docket. After evaluating the statistics, Mann proposes two possibilities for the long-term trend he identifies toward a more central role for intellectual property disputes on the Court’s docket. The first possibility refers to the emergence of a “new-economy” covered in a recent New York Times feature entitled “The iEconomy”— a series of articles Continue Reading →

STLR Link Roundup – October 26, 2012

Samsung and Apple Exchange Patent Victories Between US ITC and The Hague In the ongoing worldwide IP battle royale, Apple has struck another blow against Samsung. The US International Trade Commission yesterday issued a preliminary ruling in favor of Apple, holding that Samsung phones infringed on four of six claimed patents relating to audio, multi-touch and display technology. Further review of the decision by the full panel is likely to take place in February, so Continue Reading →