SCOTUS quotes Spider-Man comic, upholds 1964 patent royalties case

Among four decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court today came a 6-3 opinion written by Justice Elena Kagan to employ stare decisis and uphold a 1964 SCOTUS decision (Brulotte v. Thys) that held that the owner of a patent cannot continue to receive royalties for sales made after the patent expires. Stare decisis is, generally, “the idea that today’s …

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