"News stories involving patents appear to be never ending. Some patent lawsuits result in awards in millions, tens of millions, and occasionally hundreds of millions of dollars or more for the patent owners. Some patent lawsuits result in invalidation of patents and assessments of attorney fees against the losing patent owners. Patent law seems to be in constant flux: court cases frequently introduce new changes into the law through their decisions and Congress seems to frequently change the patent law through a series of legislations."
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