Patent Law: A Primer and Overview of Emerging Issues

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This report begins with an overview of patent law. It then discusses the Supreme Court's role in the development of patent law generally before examining the Court's recent decisions in detail. Finally, the report closes with a preview of developments in patent law that are on the horizon, such as the continued viability of certain administrative proceedings related to the validity of patents, which is the subject of two cases scheduled to be heard during the Court's upcoming term, as well as patent reform activity in the legislative and executive arenas.

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Lewis, Caitlin Devereaux & Armstrong, Kathryn B. September 21, 2017.

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This report begins with an overview of patent law. It then discusses the Supreme Court's role in the development of patent law generally before examining the Court's recent decisions in detail. Finally, the report closes with a preview of developments in patent law that are on the horizon, such as the continued viability of certain administrative proceedings related to the validity of patents, which is the subject of two cases scheduled to be heard during the Court's upcoming term, as well as patent reform activity in the legislative and executive arenas.

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Lewis, Caitlin Devereaux & Armstrong, Kathryn B. Patent Law: A Primer and Overview of Emerging Issues, report, September 21, 2017; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1042423/: accessed December 10, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.