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Last patent case of term could end in a bust

WASHINGTON — In the last oral argument of the term, the U.S. Supreme Court took up a closely-watched patent case that practitioners hoped would establish a standard for indirect patent infringement. But early on the justices seemed to realize that ...

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U.S. Supreme Court treads carefully in patent ruling

In this file photo, Vernon Hugh Bowman, a 75-year-old Indiana soybean farmer, accompanied by his attorney Mark Walters, left, speaks with reporters outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington after justices heard oral arguments earlier this year between Bowman and high-tech agriculture company Monsanto Co., which produces genetically engineered and patented seeds. AP Images

The U.S. Supreme Court’s surgically narrow ruling prohibiting a farmer from using seeds harvested from patented herbicide-resistant soybeans has left lawyers with more questions than answers about the extent of patent owners’ rights in other emerging, self-replicating technologies. In its ...

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Patent case could lead to ‘creative’ drafting

Drawing a legal line to determine when human genetic material ceases to be a creation of nature and instead becomes a patentable product has never been an easy task for lawyers who file patents. But it may become even more ...

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