Festo: Blessing to Patent Holders or Thorn in Their Sides?

By: Jennifer Miller The Supreme Court makes another attempt to strike a balance between protecting an inventor’s patent rights and ensuring adequate notice to the public of what constitutes patent infringement. This iBrief discusses the Supreme Court ruling in Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., Ltd. and its foreseeable effects on the practice of patent law. Download Full Article (PDF) Cite: 2002 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0017