Update: Supreme Court Issues Two More Patent Law Rulings

supreme courtLast Thursday in the Legal Pulse post Trolls and Trial Lawyers Should Curb Their Enthusiasm Over Patent Reform Timeout, WLF’s Cory Andrews wrote:

The U.S. Supreme Court may soon provide litigation defendants with further, albeit less specific, legal weapons against patent trolls.  By the end of June, the Court will issue opinions on one case involving induced patent infringement (Limelight v. Akami) and another addressing the standard for “definiteness” in patent claims (Nautilis v. Biosig).

On its very next opinion-issuing day—today, June 2—the Court released opinions in Limelight and Nautilis. In both cases, the Court reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit unanimously.  That court is 0-4 in patent cases (over which it has exclusive federal circuit court appellate jurisdiction) on which the Court has ruled this term.  Each reversal has been unanimous. Still pending from the Federal Circuit: Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l addressing computer-implemented inventions.

A site from the Legal Pulse blogroll, Patently-O, has instructive and insightful assessments of today’s Court rulings here.