Patent Expert Witnesses & Teva Ruling

What do patent expert witnesses consult on?  They may report and testify on patent law, patentability, patent infringement, and related matters.  In a landmark patent case this week, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of Israeli drug maker Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. The 7-2 vote held that the U.S. Court of Appeals must apply a “clear error,” not a de novo, standard of review when determining whether the Copaxone patent is valid.

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc., No. 13-854, slip op. at 1-2 (U.S. Jan. 20, 2015).  Opinion of the Court by Justice Breyer, joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan; dissenting opinion by Justice Thomas, joined by Justice Alito.

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