Whose idea was this? Determination of patent inventorship issue requires trial
Abstract: In patent law, the line between actual contributions to an invention and “more prosaic” contributions to the process can be difficult to draw. This article covers a recent ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that drives this home. A brief sidebar looks at why an overwhelming amount of evidence wasn’t enough for summary judgment. Plastipak Packaging, Inc. v. Premium Waters, Inc., No. 21-2244 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 19, 2022).