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Key Patent Decisions of 2018

February 2019


In another noteworthy year for patent law, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit issued several decisions that altered the patent landscape, including three Supreme Court decisions and three en banc Federal Circuit decisions. The topics of the key cases included the constitutionality and scope of inter partes reviews, venue, damages and tribal sovereign immunity.

This White Paper summarizes and explains some of the most significant patent law decisions of 2018. Each of these decisions has meaningful implications for patent owners, defendants and patent practitioners alike.