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Obama Administration to the Supremes: Judges Should Defer to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Expertise

Intellectual Property, Patents March 22nd, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 — The Obama Administration told the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday that federal judges should trust the procedures undertaken at the United States Patent and Trademark Office to ensure that any patents that they approve are valid, and thus uphold a strict legal standard that is currently used by juries to decide whether a piece of key evidence presented during litigation is sufficient to invalidate disputed patents.

The case pits technology giant Microsoft against i4i Limited Partnership, a small consulting company in Toronto, Canada.

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