INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CLIENT ALERT: Solicitor General’s Brief Suggests That Proof of Infringement by a Patent Owner Does Not Require a Heightened Standard

    View Author 7 May 2012
    The Solicitor General suggested that the Supreme Court should deny certiorari in the matter of Saint-Gobain Ceramics v. Siemens Med. Solutions USA Inc., No. 11-301 because the Federal Circuit applied the appropriate standard – preponderance of the evidence – even in the narrow circumstance in which a product that “incorporates a patented improvement is alleged to infringe an earlier patent under the doctrine of equivalents.”