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Supreme Court upholds patent review process, dealing trolls a blow (arstechnica.com)
8 points by rbanffy 9 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment


“This court has recognized, and the parties do not dispute, that the decision to grant a patent is a matter involving public rights — specifically, the grant of a public franchise,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the majority. “Inter partes review is simply a reconsideration of that grant.”

This is a healthy reminder that patent rights are government granted monopolies that have to be enforced through government policing power.

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