In many cases, an intellectual property dispute only affects the parties involved. One company wins and one loses. However, in a recent intellectual property case, the Supreme Court made a decision that will have a greater effect.
A fifteen-year dispute between the U.S. Postal Service and Return Mail ended this week in the U.S. Supreme Court. The 6-3 decision will have wide-reaching implications for intellectual property law, as it established that government agencies were not allowed to appeal patents filed by private individuals and companies.