Intellectual Property Outlook: Cases and Trends to Follow in 2016

Introduction In the past several years, the United States Supreme Court has taken an unprecedented interest in intellectual property law. This year is no different with the Court having already granting certiorari in six cases and maybe more. The impact of these Supreme Court cases as well as additional upcoming Federal Circuit decisions will undoubtedly change the way we advise our clients on intellectual property matters. This article highlights cases we are monitoring that present, in our view, significant issues relating to various aspects of intellectual property law. Most of these cases are pending appeal at some level, and each has the potential for considerable impact on the landscape of U.S. intellectual property law. We will also take a look at key intellectual property related legislation. Cases to Watch in 2016 In the following cases, the Supreme Court has already heard oral arguments and w