It’s official – Supreme Court says government isn’t a person ― for patent purposes
Abstract: Patentees welcomed a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that significantly reduces the pool of potential challengers to the validity of existing patents. This article highlights a ruling finding that federal governmental agencies can’t take advantage of three patent review processes created less than a decade ago — because the federal government isn’t a “person” under patent law. Return Mail, Inc. v. U.S. Postal Service, No. 17-1594, June 10, 2019, U.S.