China’s economy has been on a rollercoaster ride for the past few months, and the latest data out of the world’s second largest nation isn’t getting much better. (Fortune).

atent scholars have proposed several theories to understand why SCOTUS increased its review of patent decisions. Some scholars view SCOTUS’s activity as an effort to reclaim its power from the Federal Circuit to determine substantive patent issues after remaining relatively dormant during the first 20 years of the Federal Circuit. (New Jersey Law Journal).

Protecting private property rights is a fundamental tenet of the freedoms on which our country was founded. While we often think of those rights as being applied to a piece of land or structure of some kind, those protections are arguably even more important when used to safeguard a person’s invention — his or her intellectual property — from those who want to take it without just compensation (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).