Supreme Court: Decisions To Institute Patent Review Are Not Appealable

(June 20, 2016, 1:03 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 deemed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s practice of giving patent claims their “broadest-reasonable-interpretation” (BRI) during inter partes review (IPR) a “reasonable exercise” of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s rulemaking authority (Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, Patent and Trademark Office, No. 15-446, U.S. Sup.).

(Opinion available. Document #16-160701-003Z.)

In so holding, the Supreme Court rejected petitioner Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC’s position that IPR...
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