Doctrinal “dinosaur” or stare decisis? Justices wrestle with patent-law precedent.

The justices explored possible ways to limit the doctrine of patent assignor estoppel during oral argument in Minerva Surgical Inc. v. Hologic Inc. on Wednesday. The doctrine works like this. An inventor files a patent application on an invention and assigns the patent rights to … Continue reading Doctrinal “dinosaur” or stare decisis? Justices wrestle with patent-law precedent.