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Submission + - US Supreme Court: Patent Holders Must Prove Infringment (

jfruh writes: The Supreme Court issued a ruling that might help marginally curb patent madness. Ruling on a case between Medtronic and Mirowski Family Ventures, the court rules that the burden of proof in patent infringement cases is always on the patent holder. This is true even in the specific case at hand, in which Medtronic sought a declaratory judgement that it was not violating the Mirowski patents.
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US Supreme Court: Patent Holders Must Prove Infringment

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