This week, the Supreme Court reaffirmed its 50-year ban on patent royalties after a patent term expires. Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, No. 13-720 (U.S. June 22, 2015). Justice Kagan authored the opinion (filled with colorful superhero references), joined by Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer and Sotomayor. Justice Alito penned the dissent, joined by Justices Roberts and Thomas.
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