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Genentech recently suffered a U.S. Supreme Court defeat when the high court decided that patent licensees could challenge the validity of the patents they are licensing. Some experts in the field believe the suit will have far-reaching implications for patent litigation.

Jessie Seyfer and Kellie Schmitt are staff writers at The Recorder, which publishes GC California Magazine.