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The Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit in Medtronic v. Mirowski Family Ventures

 The Supreme Court began 2014 by reversing the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's decision in Medtronic, Inc. v. Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC, 134 S. Ct. 843 (January 22, 2014).  The Supreme Court held that the burden of proof on infringement remains with the patent owner even when a licensee files a declaratory judgment suit seeking a judgment of no infringement.

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