As fisherman in coastal Texas are most likely already aware, a federal mandate requires fishing vessels to be equipped with at-sea monitors and to host federal enforcement contractors, and the vessels' owners are required to pay the costs associated with it. Many in the industry say that those costs are weighing heavily on them and could put them out of business. However, patent law could change all that.
The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear the ongoing case between Samsung and Apple. Samsung filed an appeal regarding the decision made by the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals that was handed down in 2015. The question is whether traditional patent law should apply to the tech industry, which uses numerous patents to create just one product.