Supreme Court raises the bar for patents

The Washington Post reports on two Supreme Court decisions that are widely viewed as making it harder to obtain and protect patents. The article quotes John R. Thomas, a Georgetown University professor specializing in intellectual property, calling the decision “the most detailed technical discussion that’s come out of the Supreme Court since the 19th century.”

My immediate thoughts turn to the current Blackboard patent review, of course.

You’ll find the relevant Supreme Court opinions here and here.

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