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The Changing IP Landscape: Biopharma is the Battleground for Supreme Court Patent Assault

Executive Summary

The Supreme Court previously took a hands-off approach to IP cases, often going whole terms without deciding matters in this area, but that era appears to be coming to an end. The current justices have shown a renewed interest in patents, handing down one or more major decisions in each of the past few years. The life science industry will not only be affected by this shift; it is largely the means through which the Supreme Court is engineering this change in direction, particularly in the biopharma industry.

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