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The Supreme Court is digging intellectual property this term.
The Nine have already have four IP cases on the calendar for the year, according to Patently-O. One of those cases came from the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
"Big deal," you say. "Four cases? That's only 5 percent of the approximately 70 cases the court will hear this year." True, but it's a significant number considering that only 51 petitions have been granted so far in the 2012 term, and the Court is still expected to grant more IP cases.
Let's take a moment to review the grants and likelies for 2012.
There are two additional Federal Circuit cases with pending petitions for certiorari, as well: Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, the case holding that genes can be patented, and Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson and Co.