Many commentators have characterized Judge Markey and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as being biased in favor of patent holders. These four opinions exemplify Judge Markey’s support of a strong patent system, a system that must include strong defenses against parties that have either wrongly obtained or misused patent rights.
Joseph R. Re, Four Opinions By Chief Judge Markey on Limiting Patent Enforcement, 8 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. (Special Issue) 34 (2009)