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The difficulty for patent holders to be confident that there is no prior art invalidating their patents inhibits holders of patents engaging in expensive litigation to defend their intellectual property and the difficulty of scouring the…

Prior Art: Samsung v Apple

Last week’s court decision in California highlighted many interesting issues about intellectual property in mobile telephony. The case raised a curtain on the indeterminacy of words, including “reasonable”, “non-discriminatory” and “essential”, without quite managing to pin…