Old cases: I occasionally hear comments about “old” cases not counting. Not true! especially in patent law and Federal Circuit precedent. Example: Caltech (2022) overturned $1 billion jury verdict based on flawed “two-tier” damage theory. Key authorities: 1983 and 2006 cases.
Opinions in Minerva refer to: inequitable conduct, inventor’s oath, continuation applications, patents as personal property, validity as a “factual and legal inquiry”, misuse, equitable estoppel, practicing the prior art, res judicata, law of case, claim construction, assignments