The US Supreme Court opinions in the last decade have made life let's call it more challenging for patent owners. I have no reason to expect this to change soon, but now the WSJ reports the "Supreme Court is jumping back into the world of patent law, this time to decide whether to make it easier for patent holders to win increased damages when someone willfully infringes their inventions." But since it involves a chance to reverse the Federal Circuit which vacated damages for willful infringement, who knows!
See WSJ article: The Supreme Court to Consider Patent Damages, New Electricity Case
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