Are US Patents Public or Private Rights?

On June 12, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of a portion of the Obama-era “America Invents Act” (AIA).  The case is Oil States Energy Services LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group LLC, case number 16-712 (“Oil States“):  Oil States will have a significant impact on patent rights one way […]

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