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Inter Partes Review Appeals: The Federal Circuit's Standing Requirement

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Under the America Invents Act, manufacturers possess a powerful tool for combatting overly broad competitor patents: inter partes review (IPR). IPR allows any party to challenge one or more patent claims by filing a petition with the Patent Trials and Appeals Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), showing that the … Continue reading this entry

Patent System after Oil States and SAS – What’s the future?

On April 24th, the Supreme Court decided two important cases related to the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s inter partes review (IPR) proceedings for reconsidering the prior grant of a patent – Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, No. 16-712 (Oil States) and SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, 16-969 (SAS).… Continue reading this entry