Future Trends on the Doctrine of Equivalents?

Claims of infringement under the doctrine of equivalents routinely accompany literal infringement claims in patent infringement litigation.  Likewise, patent prosecutors typically try to avoid narrowing the scope of equivalents during prosecution of a patent application.  But, a pair of recent decisions from the Federal Circuit may keep some wondering why all of the fuss. Under … Continue reading Future Trends on the Doctrine of Equivalents?