Divided Federal Circuit Partly Affirms, Partly Vacates Patent Board

Mealey's (June 13, 2016, 12:51 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Patent Trial and Appeal Board does not need to address in a final written decision patent claims that were not instituted in an inter partes review (IPR), a divided panel of the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled June 9 (SAS Institute Inc. v. ComplementSoft LLC, Nos. 15-1346, -1347, Fed. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 10508).

(Decision available. Document #16-160620-011Z.)

According to the panel majority of Circuit Judges Raymond T. Chen and Kara F. Stoll, the position advanced by plaintiff SAS...
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