[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. [docket] to determine how the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is to interpret claims in a patent appeal. Federal appeals courts traditionally review a district court's conclusion only to determine if their decision was "clearly erroneous." However, the Federal Circuit has a long-standing practice of reviewing patent appeals de novo by exercising its own independent...

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