ESTOP, IN THE NAME OF EQUITY! HOW THE MINERVA CASE MAY HAVE BOTH NARROWED AND BROADENED A CENTURIES-OLD PROPERTY DOCTRINE
Our patent laws are based in statutes which have been crafted and periodically modernized over the course of more than two centuries. Many of the rules governing patents, such as the rights they convey, how those rights may be enforced, and how far they reach, are well understood and fairly predictably applied. They have been catered to the particularities of our patent system.