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Patent Case Could Upset International Law

Kristen Jakobsen Osenga
Professor, University of Richmond School of Law
The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

The Supreme Court is considering a case that threatens radically to destabilize decades of settled law governing software patents and other patents on methods. Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies was argued Wednesday as the Court’s last case in this session. Unless the Court acts, one major casualty in this case could be the essential principle that United States patents apply specifically in the United States.